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Immigrants have accepted several aspects of the indigenous culture, but a national culture has not evolved.
The Bauan dialect of Fijian was used by Christian missionaries and subsequently became "standard Fijian." The Euro-Fijian community tends to be bilingual, particularly among the educated classes.A lot senior citizens are single or single again at this time of their life and it is reletively harder for them to meet like-minded senior singles in their daily life.This is where Over70step in, it provides a great platform for over 60 dating, over 70 dating.Our site really focuses on senior singles, thus single men and women over 70 years old can easily find their love, friendship and companionship within their own age group.Country singles and cowboy cowgirl dating free site. Meet for friendships, romance, riding buddies, or some 2-steppin' action. During the nineteenth century there was an influx of European beachcombers, traders, planters, and missionaries.
The planters and traders soon attempted to set up a colony on the model of those of Australia and New Zealand.
Much of the original savanna was turned into sugarcane plantations during the colonial period. In the nineteenth century, epidemic diseases decimated the indigenous population, and the arrival of South Asian workers beginning in 1879 caused Fijians to become temporarily a minority in the islands from the late 1930s to the late 1980s.
There are small populations of Europeans, Pacific Islanders, Rotumans, Chinese, and persons of mixed European-Fijian ancestry. Fijian, Hindi, and English became the official languages after independence in 1970, and linguistic autonomy was guaranteed by the constitution of 1997.
After an initial refusal, in 1874 Great Britain accepted an offer of cession from the self-styled "king of Viti" and other principal Fijian chiefs.
Britain believed that the islands could be economically self-sufficient through the establishment of sugarcane plantations but did not want to end the traditional way of life of the Fijians.
Fijian Hindi is related to several Hindi-related North Indian languages, and the Chinese community is primarily Cantonese-speaking. The national flag includes the British Union Jack and Fiji's coat of arms, which still bears British national symbols and, in Fijian, the motto "Fear God and Honor the Monarch." Three of the quadrants of the shield on the coat of arms depict sugarcane, the coconut palm, and bananas, and the fourth quadrant shows a dove of peace.