Category Archives: English in Fiji

Education for All

This is a 2008 report by the Fijian government on education in Fiji, that has short sections on the language situation in Fiji on page 12 and language issues in education on page 31. Read the report. Advertisements

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The Language Situation in Fiji

A long academic article looking at the history and current situation of various languages, including English, in education, the media, and language policy. Read this article.

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Fiji English

A section on the pronunciation of Fijian English, from the Wikipedia page on the culture of Fiji. Read this section.

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Dialects and Accents of Fiji

This page has recordings and transcripts (the text) of people who speak Fijian English.

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National language debate in Fiji

This article discusses whether Fijian (and also Fiji Hindi), as well as English, should be compulsory languages in school and argues that knowledge of the Fijian language is important for the identity of Fijian people. Wikipedia. Read the article.

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Languages of Fiji

Fiji has three official languages under the 1997 constitution; English, Fijian and Hindustani. Fijian is a spoken either as a first or second language by indigenous Fijians who make up around 54% of the population. Fijians ofIndian descent make up a further 37%, mainly speaking Hindustani (Urdu and Hindi), whose local … Continue reading

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