E.g., 04/25/2019
E.g., 04/25/2019

Country Resource - Fiji

Fiji

FJ
  • Population......................................................................926,276 (July 2018 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.56% (2018 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................18.2 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
  • Death rate................................................6.2 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-6.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*.............iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 est.)

* a 2010 law replaced 'Fijian' with 'iTuakei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji

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Brij V. Lal of the Australian National University explains the link between Fiji's recent political turbulence and the increasing numbers of Fijian emigrants.

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Brij V. Lal of the Australian National University explains the link between Fiji's recent political turbulence and the increasing numbers of Fijian emigrants.