Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is located east of Australia and north of New Zealand. Fiji consists of approximately 850 islands, but only 112 of them are inhabited.

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Population: 926,276
Ethnic Groups: iTaukei (56.8%), Indian (37.5%), Rotuman (1.2%), Other (4.5%)
Languages: English (Official), Fijian (Official), Hindustani
Religions: Protestant (45%), Hindu (27.9%), other Christian (10.4%), Roman Catholic (9.1%), Muslim (6.3%), Sikh (0.3%), Other (0.3%), None (0.8%)
Capital: Suva
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 29, 2019

Fijians in Canada

Fijian Population in Canada


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Ever since Fiji became independent, political stability has been disrupted constantly by military coups. Fijian law dictated that non-Fijians could not live in Fijian villages, so there has been racial tension between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians. However, the relationship between these two ethnic groups has improved significantly over the past 25 years. Most indigenous Fijians are Methodists, while most Indo-Fijians are Hindus. The caste system is an important component of Hinduism in India, but is much less relevant in Fiji. Although freedom of religion exists, there are accusations that the state favours Christianity.

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