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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island country of the southwest Pacific Ocean comprising about 320 islands. Populated by Melanesian and later Polynesian groups, the islands were discovered by the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1643 and visited by Capt. James Cook in 1774. Annexed by Great Britain in 1874, they became independent in 1970. Suva, on the island of Viti Levu, is the capital. Population: 919,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Oceania comprising over 300 islands. Official name: Republic of the Fiji Islands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands

Etymologies

Fijian Viti Levu ("Great Viti") (Wiktionary)

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