An introduction to the geography and culture of island of veta levu

Fiji Culture, Religion and the Fijian Language

There an elite that has numerous international contacts both within the Pacific Islands and far beyond enjoys a material lifestyle which, if not effusively affluent, certainly distinguishes its membership from that of the urban proletariat in terms of housing, the employment A Hindu temple in Nandi, Viti Levu.

In traditional homes, the relationship between father and son is formal and reserved, but fathers are more affectionate toward their daughters, who will leave the family after marriage.

Indo-Fijian marriages traditionally were also parentally arranged. The senior man in a family has the same kind of authority that tribal chiefs have. As the distance between civilization and the ocean diminishes, people and infrastructure face a greater risk of being effected by storm surges and rough seas Combet, Half the faculty members are from the region, with the remainder coming mostly from Western and South Asian countries.

Department of Environment Fiji. European people had the highest status, but Fijians, especially their chiefs, were ranked above Indo-Fijians who were tainted with the stigma of "coolie" laborers. Land Relief Fiji has a complex geologic history. For soil conservation purposes, reforestation will be an effective device to terminate the loss of organic matter and the buildup of sediment in run off Wong, As the distance between civilization and the ocean diminishes, people and infrastructure face a greater risk of being effected by storm surges and rough seas Combet, The staple tends to be either flatbread made from imported flour or else locally grown rice.

Precolonial society was highly stratified, with two major groups: Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions account for the somewhat rugged terrain of the island, which is divided into roughly equal halves by a north-south mountain range.

A strict set of rules was enforced after death and they remained in effect for up to one hundred nights.

Tradition and Change in the Fijian Village, The republic includes approximately islands, but only about one hundred are inhabited. World Fishing Ad Aquaculture, 18 Aug. Culture and Nature on a Fijian Island, Modern Christian Fijians still fear their spirit ancestors.

The Fiji Platform lies in a zone bordered with active extension fault lines around which most of the shallow earthquakes were centered. Other denominations became active after World War II, and fundamentalist and evangelical sects have grown in membership over the last two decades.

Inthe labor force was 76 percent male and 24 percent female, with women working primarily in education and health. Much of the original savanna was turned into sugarcane plantations during the colonial period.

A Sociolinguistic History of Fiji. Villages in rural areas are centered on a village green, called rara in Fijian. There is a small community of writers, many of them associated with the USP.

Symbols of Social Stratification. Ethnic Fijians, almost entirely Christian, have integrated church-focused Christian practices and beliefs with their traditional funerary customs of gift-giving, feasting, kava drinking, and observance of mourning restrictions. Indo-Fijians traditionally have permitted their children much less freedom but have now begun to adopt Western ideas about child raising.

This orographic precipitation also creates dry climatic zones on the leeward sides of the mountains, resulting in pronounced wet and dry zones on the main islands.

Not only does Fijian government have to pay for an emergency supply of water, the government competes with a United States company at the source in Viti Levu. One myth describes the protection of the island of Kadavu by a Shark God. Fiji Sun, Rewa rice paddy contributing to methane emissions.The geography and landscape of the mountainous islands has a key influence on the distribution of the water (IPCC, ).

On Fijis two most populated islands Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the high terrain receives mm of rain annually while the low lying western region of.

Vanua Levu, the second largest island, has an area of about 2, square miles (5, square km). It is divided along its length by a mountain range with peaks rising to more than 3, feet. It is divided along its length by a mountain range with peaks rising to more than 3, feet.

The Republic of the Fiji Islands is a multicultural island nation with cultural traditions of Oceanic, European, South Asian, and East Asian origins. Immigrants have accepted several aspects of the indigenous culture, but a national culture has not evolved. Viti Levu, largest island (4, square miles [10, square km]) of Fiji, west of the Koro Sea in the South Pacific Ocean.

Its name means “Great Fiji.” Its name means “Great Fiji.” Sighted () by Capt. William Bligh of HMS Bounty, the island is split by a central mountain range with many inactive volcanoes. Prevailing south-east trade winds and island topography have the greatest influence on the rainfall in Fiji.

Since the south-east trade winds are high in moisture, they create wet climatic zones on the windward sides of the mountains of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Viti Levu is the largest island in the nation, home to 70% of the population (about ,), and is the hub of the entire Fijian archipelago.

The island measures kilometres (91 mi) long and kilometres (66 mi) wide, and has an area of 10, square kilometres (4, sq mi).

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