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Fiji
Fiji

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
name

Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Border countries:

    Maritime claims:
    measured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
    territorial sea: 12 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation; rectilinear shelf claim added .

Cultural Demographics
Population:

893,354 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Fijian 51% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 44%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5% (1998 est.)

Religions: Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2% note: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986)

Languages Spoken:

English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

Literacy:
male: 95.5%
female:91.9% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Suva (Viti Levu)

Number of provinces

4 divisions and 1 dependency*; Central, Eastern, Northern, Rotuma*, Western

Universities go here.

Fiji


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