Fiji

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Official Name
Republic of Fiji, Matanitu ko Viti, Fiji Ganraajya
Population
855,600
General Remarks
325 islands, 100 inhabited
Principal Languages
English, Fiji Hindi, Fijian
Literacy Rate
94% (2004 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (5,500), Eastern Panjabi, Malayalam, Samoan (1,140), Tamil, Telugu, Tongan (1,220), Tuvaluan (490), Urdu
Deaf Population
46,300
General References
Geraghty 1983; Schütz 1972; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Fiji is 10. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 5 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.