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The Fijian Archipelago has a pervasive presence in areas of politics and economics. Pixabay
  • The Fijian archipelago is home to the Indian diaspora
  • Suva, which is Fiji’s greatest city, has a noteworthy number of Indo-Fijian population
  • Nadi is brimming with resorts and feels like any Indian residential community

Fijian archipelago, August 11, 2017: The Fijian archipelago, situated in the western part of Pacific Ocean, houses the Indian diaspora, which has an inescapable presence in a few ranges of economics and politics.

The greater part of Fiji natives with Indian family line is the fourth or fifth era successors of Indian workers who were sent to Fiji Islands as indentured labor (Girmityas or Jahajis ) under the famous arrangement framework to deal with the sugar cane ranches in the late nineteenth century and mid twentieth century. A few late Indian entries came as dealers and now Fiji is home to a flourishing Gujarati business group. Suva, Fiji’s largest city, houses a noteworthy number of Indo-Fijian population.


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Lautoka is the second largest city in Fiji after Suva. Numerous Indo-Fijians reside here. It swings to a film music beat in Hindi and saris replace sarongs.

Those Indian workers who arrived over 100 years back carried with them flavors of their country however the relatives of the primary entries have received ‘Fiji-time’ and a more untroubled state of mind.


Nadi is brimming with resorts and gives the feeling of any Indian residential community. It is fixed with shops offering auto parts, groceries, Indian customary garments, eateries serving food similar to actual Indian flavors.

Labasa is a town in Fiji’s Macuata Province. The larger part of Labasa’s occupants is the Indo-Fijian plunge, making this little settlement extraordinary compared to other spots. It is one of the best attractions to show the Indian commitments to Fiji’s interesting mixed culture – an enduring heritage belonging to the Indian workers who initially reached the Pacific.

– prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter @Hkaur1025


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