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Fijian
Na vosa vaka-Viti
Native to Fiji
Region Spoken as first language on Vanua Levu, the eastern half of Viti Levu, and on the lesser islands of Kadavu, Nayau, Lakeba, Oneata, Moce, Komo, Namuka-i-Lau, Kabara, Vulaga, Ogea and Vatoa; spoken as second language in the rest of Fiji
Native speakers 340,000  (1996 census)
320,000 second-language users (1991)
Language family
Austronesian
Official status
Official language in Fiji Fiji


The Fijian language is a Austronesian language. It is one of the official languages of Fiji. It has about 350 000 speakers.


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