Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 450,000 first-language speakers, which is less than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Hindustani, and there is discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official. Fijian is a VOS language.
Standard Fijian is based on the language of Bau, which is an East Fijian language.
Fijiian on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Fijian you may search by any of the following terms:
Fiji Fijian Pacific South Southern Islands Republic
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Fiji may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Fijian''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of barbecue pit, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Fiji barbecue' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as "Pacific Islands" may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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