Fiji

Live like the natives

Location

Island off coast of Melanesia. In the south pacific

Weather

Warm beach climate with a rainy and dry season.

Climate type

Warm tropical climate

Physical Characteristics

332 island archipelago. Mountain terrain with volcanic history.

Languages

English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi

Folkways

Used to have arranged marriages but not so much anymore. Polite to have eye contact with talking. Remove shoes when entering a house. People of Fiji love to laugh.

Taboos

Impolite to remain standing in a house after entering. Never decline food or gifts from a Fijian. Wearing bathing suits is disrespectful.