Peace Corps - Fijian Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Fijian  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
Although one's first guide to pronunciation is that a speaker Of Fijian, from time to time it is necessary to pronounce words from the written form. The Fijian spelling system has such a high degree of consistency between symbol and sound that an acceptable pronunciation will be possible in most cases. It must be remembered, however, that the relationship between a sound and the letter that-symtolism it is arbitrary. Failure to recognize this has led to a proliferation of critisisms about the Fijian spelling system, mostly because forms are not pronounced as they would he if they were English words.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Fiji: 1968-1998, 2003-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Fiji: Health, Business, Environment

Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 450,000 first-language speakers,[citation needed] which is more than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Hindustani, and there is discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official. Fijian is a VOS language. Standard Fijian is based on the language of Bau, which is an East Fijian language.?

Fijian is spoken in: Fiji

Fijian is also called: Eastern Fijian, Fiji, Standard Fijian

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