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Learn Fijian

Covering over a thousand languages, the Austronesian family stretches from South East Asia along Polynesia and to Madagascar, but the uTalk selection will cover you for most of your travel in the Austronesian area. Austronesian languages tend to have various forms of politeness- a low form for vernacular use, a polite form and a very high, or sometimes regal, form.

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Fun facts about Fijian

Bula is the most common greeting and means 'life'.

A common way to ask 'how are you?' literally translates as 'where are you going?'

The Fijian proverb 'leka na iqila' - the breadfruit picking pole is too short - means that you don't have enough money to do something.§

The name 'Fiji' comes from the Tongan language: in the Fijian language, Fiji is actually 'Viti'.

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