It is believed that the Lapita people or the ancestors of the Polynesians settled the islands first but not much is known of what became of them after the Melanesians arrived; they may have had some influence on the new culture, and archaeological evidence shows that they would have then moved on to Samoa, Tonga and even Hawai'i.The first settlements in Fiji were started by voyaging traders and settlers from the west about 5000 years ago.Just click the 'Want It' button and those selected will receive a free box of Pukka Herbs Organic Matcha Tea - a $5.99 … 2 will win a Nokia Steel HR Activity Tracking Watch that monitors sleep cycles, tracks steps and burned calories, and more worth $179.99.Wouldn’t it be great if something (let’s say a watch! Shop Your Way Rewards members can score $20 in free surprise points! Be 1 of 3 to win an Unlocked, Limited-Edition Android Essential Smartphone worth $599. [Read more...]Get 2 x free DVD rentals from Redbox!Across 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from east to west, Fiji has been a nation of many languages.
Fijians today regard those times as "na gauna ni tevoro" (time of the devil).
Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands — of which 110 are permanently inhabited — and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the total population of 898,760.