Type Country
Scripts फ़िजी(Hindi)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfi.d͡ʒi/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

English form of Fijian Viti, of unknown meaning, the name of the largest island (called Viti Levu meaning "great Viti") of the archipelago. The change from Viti to Fiji is reportedly explained by the fact that the British (on an 18th-century expedition of James Cook) first heard it pronounced this way by the neighbouring Tongans.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesViti(Fijian) Fidji(French) Fidschi(German) Figi(Italian) Fiyi(Spanish)
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Entry updated April 23, 2024