Fiji

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Location:

Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about 2/3 of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. And consists of 332 islands and 100 are inhabited.

Weather:

76.9 degrees and the temperatures are always high. There is a lot of rain!

Climate:

Its tropical marine, only slight seasonal temperatures variation.

Physical Characteristics that are not common:

Cyclonic storms can occur from November to January and they have soil erosion.

Language:

English, Fijian, and Hindustani

Folkways:

Marriage, grooms father often selects the bride from a close family friends. Divorce and getting remarried is common.

Taboos:

You have to remove your shoes when entering a home. You should never decline gifts or food from a fijian. It is impolite to remain standing when you enter a house.
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Values:

Their motto is "Fear God and Honor the Monarch". Their coin has Queen Elizabeth ll, and their national anthem is based on a Fijian hymm.

Culture Landscape:

Chili peppers, unleavened bread, rice, veggies, and they boil a lot of their food.

Cultural Diffusion:

Christianity was brought to the island primarily by Methodist missionary.

Cultural Changes:

Colonizing Rotuma to the north, and Tonga and Samoa to the east. They have undergone at least 2 periods of fast culture changes and was due to the arrival of fresh waves of immigrates.

Subcultures:

Christian, Hindu, and Muslim. Small groups of Sikhs and people with no religion. People with Christian religion is both animistic and polytheistic.

Mallary Dick and Sources:

everyculture.com

Cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

www.weather-and-climate.com

http://www.tropicalfiji.com/about_fiji/culture/