Republic of Fiji Islands is an archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean, east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and south from Tuvalu. Fiji has 322 islands, 106 of which are uninhabited. There are also 522 smaller islands. The second largest island is Viti Levu and Vanua Levu whose residents include 82% of the total population of this country. Fiji’s name is an archaic word in the language of Tonga to the islands, which in turn comes from the name in the language of Fiji, Viti.
The capital of Fiji, Suva, located on the island. In Fiji many immigrants who came from India / Pakistan.
State Fiji consists of 322 islands, of which 106 of them are not inhabited, and 522 other smaller islands. 2 The most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The island of Viti Levu is the location of the country’s capital Suva, where 3/4 the population of this country live here. Island has many mountains, the highest point is 1200 meters above sea level. Around the island is a tropical forest. Another important city is Nadi, (location of the international airport) and Lautoka. Important city in Savusavu Vanua Levu is Labasadan. Other islands are Taveuni and Kadavu (the third and fourth largest island), Mamanuca Group (outside Nadi) and Yasawa Islands, which is a tourist destination for tourists. Rotuma, an island which is 500 kilometers to the north, has a special administrative status in Fiji.
There are three official languages are written in the constitution: the UK, which was introduced by a colony of Great Britain, Bau Fijian, used by the ethnic Fijian and Hindustani, the language used by the Indo-Fijian. Fiji citizens have the right to communicate with all three of these languages, whichever they want, with the government.
Even so, English is the language most often used because this country never colonized by the British for a century. English is used extensively by the Fijian and Indo-Fijian, they use it as a medium to communicate with each other and also to communicate with the outside world. English is also used by the government in terms of business, and also the main language for education, commercial, and the courts.
Fijian language belongs to the Austronesian language family. Fijian language also has proximity to the Polynesian languages. There are many dialects are used, but the standard dialect is the dialect of Bau.