Definition of Fijis
1. Noun. A group of more than 800 islands (100 inhabited) in the southwestern Pacific; larger islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) are of volcanic origin surrounded by coral reefs; smaller islands are coral.
Terms within: Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Fiji, Republic Of Fiji
Group relationships: Melanesia
Generic synonyms: Island
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fijis
Literary usage of Fijis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Australia by Frank George Carpenter (1904)
"THE fijis AND OTHER BRITISH POSSESSIONS OF THE PACIFIC THE English are a great ... The fijis are the most important of all these small English islands. ..."
2. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"intrepid keel cleared the uncertain lagoon and swept southeast for Somo Somo Strait, on our starboard Vanua Levu, next largest of all the fijis, ..."
3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1872)
"This colony could not hope to control the inhabitants of the fijis, ... The establishment of a Government iti the fijis, with a Legislature and Courts, ..."