What is the Fiji Language?

What is the Fiji Language?

Fijian languages are Fijian, Fiji Hindi, and English. Fiji has three official languages under the 1997 constitution: English, Fijian and Fiji Hindi.

What language is mostly spoken in Fiji?

Fijian is spoken as a first language by more than half of the population, and as a second language by yet another quarter. In addition to Fijian, however, English and Hindi (a variety much different from that which is spoken in India) are also considered official languages of Fiji.

Is Fiji Hindi a language?

Fiji Hindi, also known as Fijian Baat or Fijian Hindustani, is the language spoken by most Fijian citizens of Indian descent. It is derived mainly from the Awadhi and Bhojpuri varieties of Hindi. It has also borrowed a large number of words from Fijian and English.

How do you say hello Fiji?

Bula: Pronounced ‘boo-lah’, it is by far the most common greeting. It means ‘hello’ but can also be used in a number of permutations as shown below. Ni sa bula/Ni sa bula Vinaka: The first can be used as a more formal greeting.

Why Hindi in Fiji?

The language was brought to Fiji over 150 years ago by indentured laborers from India, who mainly spoke Awadhi and Bhojpuri. Today, Hindi is strongly associated with the Indian-origin population in Fiji, who are determined to preserve and promote the language for generations to come.

Is Fijian easy to learn?

The Fijian language isn’t considered a tough language to learn, but it’s not something you will master overnight. Learning other languages takes time, patience, and plenty of practice. The best way to study this language is by immersing yourself in Fijian culture and conversing with native speakers.

Which country speak Hindi after India?

It’s widely understood in several other states of India. Hindi is also spoken in some countries outside India, such as in Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal. Just like European languages, Hindi is written from left to right.

What is the age of Hindi language?

The Hindi language has its roots back to the 12th century. It was considered the official Indian language in 1950. However, the language is written in the Devanagari script. This syllabic script roots in the 7th century CE.

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