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 Fiji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of Fiji is divided almost equally between native Fijians, a people of mixed Polynesian and Melanesian ancestory (54.3%), and Indo-Fijians (38.1%), descendants of Indian contract labourers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century.
Three official languages are prescribed by the constitution: English, which was introduced by the former British colonial rulers, Bau Fijian, spoken by ethnic Fijians, and Hindustani, the main language spoken by Indo-Fijians.
Religion is one of the faultlines between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians, with the former overwhelmingly Christian (99.2 percent at the 1996 census), and the latter mostly Hindu (76.7 percent) or Muslim (15.9 percent).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiji

 Wikipedia free encyclopedia
The Malayo-Polynesian languages tend to use reduplication (repetition of all or part of a word - such as wiki - wiki), and, like many East and Southeast Asian languages, have highly restrictive phonotactics, with small numbers of phonemes and predominantly consonant-vowel syllables, so that texts are quite repetitive in terms of the frequency of sounds.
Austronesian is one of the largest language families in the world, both in terms of number of languages (1244 according to Ethnologue) and in terms of the geographical extent of the homelands of its languages (from Madagascar to Easter Island).
The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia.
recipes.paellaman.com /encyclopedia.php?title=Austronesian_language

 Niuean language
The Niuean language or Niue language (Niuean: ko e vagahau Niuē) is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages.
A Vocabulary and Grammar of the Niue Dialect of the Polynesian Language.
As with many languages, writing was brought to Niue in connection with religion, in this case with Christianity by missionaries educated in Samoa.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/niuean_language

 Polynesian languages -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The Polynesian languages are a group of related (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) languages spoken in the region known as (The islands in the eastern part of Oceania) Polynesia.
Although none of the modern Polynesian languages allow consonant clusters, this tendency appears to be have developed well after the early settlement of the islands.
Because the Polynesian islands were settled relatively recently (starting around 2,000 years ago), their languages retain strong commonalities.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Po/Polynesian_languages.htm

 East Fijian-Polynesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The family of East Fijian-Polynesian languages is a subgroup of the Central Pacific languages.
This page was last modified 15:56, 19 May 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Fijian-Polynesian_languages

 The Languages
In the new independent state of East Timor research on the languages of the country will be officially co-ordinated by the Instituto Nacional de Linguística at the National University of East Timor.
Manatuto was the spearhead of new Catholic missionary endeavour in the late nineteenth century, and among the earliest specimens of East Timorese literature is a catechism in the Galoli language, a Galoli grammar and a Portuguese-Galoli dictionary.
This district was the springboard for the papuanization of the adjacent island of Alor, visible from the Timorese coast.
www.ocs.mq.edu.au /~leccles/langs.html

 Ethnologue: USA
Language use is vigorous in the west and south.
Language use is vigorous in some locations, in others only the older ones speak the language.
Language is dying out in many areas, but is still spoken on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron by most adults and some younger ones.
www.christusrex.org /www3/ethno/USA.html

East coast: upper valleys north of Hiènghène, and west coast at Voh: Ouélis and upper valley.
Touho: east coast from Congouma to Wagap and inland valleys.
The language is influenced by French, in contrast to the Javanese of Indonesia, which is influenced by Indonesian.
www.tlfq.ulaval.ca /axl/pacifique/ncal-langues_Ethnologue.htm

The Eastern Polynesian subgroup, of which all of the languages of French Polynesia are members may be represented as in diagram 4.
The Polynesian languages spoken are Tahitian, Tuamotuan, Marquesan and Mangarevan.
For the Polynesians are members of the great Austronesian or MalayoPolynesian language family whose members stretch half way around the globe, from Madagascar off the east coast of Africa to Easter Island, to the south-east of French Polynesia.
www.tahitinet.com /presense/languages.html

 Ethnologue: Bibliography of Ethnologue Data Sources
Linguistic bibliography of the non-Semitic languages of Ethiopia.
The languages and dialects of the Southwest Province of Cameroon.
Distribution of languages in India in states and union territories, inclusive of mother-tongues.
www.ethnologue.com /ethno_docs/bibliography.asp

 Lowlands-L .:. Ten Year Anniversary!
It is, together with its closest relative Moriori of Rekohu/Wharekauri (Chatham Islands), the southernmost Polynesian language.
Language information : Maori is the language of Aotearoa (New Zealand), now a native minority language under predominantly English-speaking European-derived domination.
Maori language loyalty dwindled under unfavorable conditions, and most ethnic Maori are now native English speakers.
www.lowlands-l.net /anniversary/index.php?page=maori

 Ethnologue report for Fiji
In the middle of the East Fijian dialect chain; a cluster of dialects.
Islands east of Viti Levu: Koro, Makogai, Levuka, Ovalau, Batiki, Nairai, Gau.
An additional 10,276 or 1.8% of population (1976 census) are part-European, and speak English and Fijian.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Fiji

 Facts About Fiji
Vegetation varies according to rainfall, with dense forests in the mountains, tropical savanna grasslands in the west, and dense vegetation in the east.
Native Fijians, who were a minority in their own country at independence, are mainly of Melanesian stock.
Although English is the official language, Fijians speak their own language and are primarily Christian (85% Methodist).
www.union.edu /PUBLIC/ANTDEPT/fiji99/fijidata.htm

 Languages : Malayo-Polynesian Family
Although covering a large geographical area, the languages are remarkably uniform in structure.
The speakers of this language family are thought to have originated in southern China (the Yellow River valleys) and migrated via Taiwan into the islands of the Philippines (about 2500BC), Indonesia and out into the Pacific (about 1000BC).
It was the language of a pre-Vietnamese Hindu Chamba Empire.
www.krysstal.com /langfams_malayo.html

 Fijian language --  Encyclopædia Britannica
languages belonging to the Eastern, or Oceanic, branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family and spoken in the islands of Melanesia.
Melanesian language of the Eastern, or Oceanic, branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family.
Perhaps the best-known lower-level subgroup of Austronesian languages is Polynesian, which is remarkable for its wide geographic spread yet close relationship.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9034244

 Main View
XML is best suitable for simple languages, such as constructed languages.
Inside language element there is one info element and optionally words element.
XML is a powerful way of writing language extensions in Verbix.
www.verbix.com /documents/help/extensions_XML.htm

This means that the Proto-Polynesian speech community underwent a long period of isolated development after its separation from Proto-Fijian.
Austronesian family Polynesian is a small subgroup of the language family called Austronesian (originally called Malayo-Polynesian).
Austronesian family is the largest language family in the world, consisting of more than 900 languages.
www2.hawaii.edu /~yotsuka/course/345-ANF04.doc

 Languages by Countries
Education Matters: Foreign languages are alien to most children ; Foreign language provision in British schools is again under the spotlight.
French (official), Sangho (lingua franca, national), tribal languages
Anglos abroad: memoirs of immersion in a foreign language.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0855611.html

 Ethnologue report for Vanuatu
East Santo on Litaro (Pilot) Island and also on the coast at Shark Bay.
Of those, 109 are living languages and 1 is extinct.
The number of languages listed for Vanuatu is 110.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Vanuatu

 Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: Geographical / Classification Search
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, East Fijian.
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, East Santo, North.
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Borneo, Barito, East, Central-South, South.
language.psy.auckland.ac.nz /gsearch.php

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Fiji
Fijian 51% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 44%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5% (1998 est.)
light blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Fijian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield depicts a yellow lion above a white field quartered by the cross of Saint George featuring stalks of sugarcane, a palm tree, bananas, and a white dove
Overseas remittances from Fijians working in Kuwait and Iraq have increased significantly.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/geos/fj.html

Matsuda argues that French imperialism in the Pacific was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love and political affinities.
Ro Teimumu—A Fijian Princess is one of a growing number of biographies of accomplished Pacific Islanders with interesting life stories.
The journal is also interested in publishing original research in underrepresented indigenous languages that often do not have a public forum for publication and distribution.
www.hawaii.edu /cpis/Newsletter.htm

 New Zealand :: Language
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, East, Central, Tahitic.
Second language only; people speak standard English as mother tongue.
The latest numbers I have been able to find on Maori are relatively old, but they will give you a general idea:
www.fishouttawater.net /newzealand/language.htm

 Link Sink for Formosan & Malayo-Polynesian Linguistics
The Tukang Besi Language of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia [Ph.D. diss.
Less Commonly Taught Languages: Tagalog (CARLA, U Minnesota)
Less Commonly Taught Languages: Chamorro (CARLA, U Minnesota)
www36.pair.com /waldzell/fmp-list/LinkSink

 Antgate-Australia, NZ and Pacific
Mangaia Project "the nature of ecological changes on this central Polynesian island during the past 7,000 years"
Mamaka Kaio Hawai'ian dictionary "Mamaka Kaiao is the Hawaiian language dictionary published by the Hale Kuamo'o.
Making tradition in the Cook Islands "From 1992 to the present Michael Fischer and Wenonah Lyon have been investigating the role and processes of tradition in the Cook Islands" Includes an article on vaka.
www.library.auckland.ac.nz /subjects/anthro/antgatenzp.htm

 Language Learners Directory : Add a Resource
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 Fijian language - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji.
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, Kabara, Vulaga, Ogea and Vatoa.
In the rest of Fiji, spoken as a second language.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Fj

 Tahitian language and phrases
These languages, together with Tahitian, are East Polynesian languages and members of the vast Austronesian language family.
The relationship of these Polynesian languages to many Micronesian and Melanesian languages, such as Fijian, is more remote but still evident, as is the affiliation of all the above to the enormous Austronesian (or "Malayo-Polynesian") language family which encompasses most languages of Oceania, Indonesia (e.g.
The official languages of French Polynesia are French and Tahitian.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /language.html   (514 words)

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