The World Factbook: Background: :: Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic diff...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Fiji i/ˈfiːdʒiː/ (Fijian: Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: रिपब्लिक ऑफ फीजी Ripablik ăph Phījī), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, France's New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec t...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesFijian Government...UNESCO - Levuka Historical Port Town...Ministry of Education, National Heritage, ...
Research CentresPacific Centre for Environment and Sustain...Research @ USP (University of the South Pa...
Libraries and ArchivesFiji National University Library...Labasa Campus Library of the University of...Laucala Campus Library of the University o...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Berndt Museum of Anthropology...
Health and Health ResearchCollege of Medicine, Nursing & Health Scie...Commonwealth Health Online...Fiji Journal of Public Health...
List of languages More on Glottolog
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Recordings at Paradisec
Administrative AreasCentral (Division)
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