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Fijian

[fee-jee-uh n, fi-jee-uh n] /ˈfi dʒi ən, fɪˈdʒi ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Fiji, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native of the Fiji Islands.
3.
the Austronesian language spoken by the Fijians.
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  • But to the Fijian (and to most South Sea races) the inducements for greater exertion are simply non-existent.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • The Fijian—he who had escaped from the massacre of the Fedora—was the guide.

  • The wives of the Fijian chiefs consider it a sacred duty to suffer strangulation on the deaths of their husbands.

  • The Fijian will not do hard work if he has a chance to run away.

  • Even the rude Fijian award depended in some way on the satisfaction of the gods.

    Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter
  • The Fijian dives for these among the reefs, a kind of work that suits him to a T.

  • But the most hopeful sign to me in these islands on the 180th meridian was the Fijian constabulary.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • The daughter of the biggest living Fijian chief wandered about like an outcast.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • Life on the highway was alluring, but, large as the Fijian is, his shadow is no protection.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
British Dictionary definitions for Fijian

Fijian

/fiːˈdʒiːən/
noun
1.
a member of the indigenous people of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian descent inhabiting Fiji
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Fiji or its inhabitants
Also Fiji
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