Fiji


Fiji
noun
an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
Syn: ↑Republic of Fiji
Derivationally related forms: ↑Fijian
Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land
Part Holonyms: ↑Fiji Islands, ↑Fijis
Member Meronyms: ↑Fijian
Part Meronyms: ↑Suva

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Fiji [Fiji Fijian]
a country in the southern Pacific Ocean, consisting of over 800 islands. The capital city is Suva, and the country’s economy is based mainly on agriculture, fishing and tourism. Fiji, formerly a part of the ↑British Empire, became independent in 1970. In 1987 the armed forces took over the country, and Fiji left the Commonwealth, though it has since joined it again. In 2000 the Prime Minster and members of the government were imprisoned when there was a failed attempt to take over the country.
Derived Word:Fijian

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Fiji —   [ fiːdʒiː, englisch], Inselstaat im südwestlichen Pazifik, Fidschi …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fiji — → Fiyi …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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  • Fiji — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Fiji <p></p> Background: <p></p> Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in… …   The World Factbook

  • Fiji — Fidji Republic of the Fiji Islands (en) Matanitu Tu Vaka i koya ko Viti (fj) फ़िजी …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Fiji — /fiˈdʒi/ (say fee jee), /ˈfidʒi/ (say feejee) noun 1. a republic consisting of an archipelago of over 300 islands in the south western Pacific, the largest islands being Viti Levu and Vanua Levu; a British colony before independence in 1970; a… …   Australian English dictionary


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