Fiji Islands

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Flag

  • Light blue, dark blue, red, white, green and yellow are the colors.
  • The flag contains a small British flag. The British gave Fiji independence in 1970.
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Religion

  • Most people in Fiji are Christian.
  • The next largest group is Hindu.
  • Fiji has a small Muslim population.

Interesting thing

  • There are 850 island.
  • Only about 100 are inhabited.
  • Fiji is a country in the South Pacific.
  • In 1874, Fiji came under the control of Great Britain.
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Language

English, fijian and hindustari.

Food

They eat sugarcane, coconuts, cassava, (tapioca) rice, sweet potatoes and bananas

Celebrations

Lovo is a food served at weddings and festivals. Lovo is meats, fish and vegetables wrapped in banana leaves prepared in a underground oven. The underground oven is created using:

  • firewood
  • some smooth-surfaced stones
  • a roll of foil
  • banana leaves
  • clean sacks and
  • a shovel.

Dance

The most popular traditional Fijian dance is the meke.

Sources

  • "Fiji." Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009. Kids InfoBits. Web. 15 Dec. 2014
  • "Fiji." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Ed. Timothy L. Gall, Susan Bevan Gall, and Derek M. Gleason. 6th ed. Vol. 3. Detroit: UXL, 2012. 275-285. Kids InfoBits. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
  • http://www.go-fiji.com/dances.html