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Description[edit | edit source]

Fiji has three official languages: English, Fijian (or iTaukei) and Fijian Hindi.

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Fijian Word List

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Fijian Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Letter Pronunciation
A [ a ]
B [ ᵐb ]
C [ ð ]
D [ⁿd ]
E [ ɛ~e ]
F [ f ]
G [ ŋ]
I [ i ]
J [ tʃ~ⁿdʒ ]
K [ k ]
L [ Ɩ ]
M [ m ]
N [ n ]
O [ ɔ~o ]
P [ p ]
Q [ᵑɡ ]
R [ ɽ ]
S [ s ]
T [ t ]
U [ u ]
V [ β ]
W [ ɰ ]
Y [ j ]

Other Letters

Letter Pronunciation
di [ ⁿdʒi ]
dr [ ṉḏ/ṉ dṟ ]
nr [ nɖr ]
ti [ tʃi ]

Fijian Hindi Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Vowels

Letter Pronunciation
[ a ]
[ ā ]
[ i ]
[ ī ]
[ u ]
[ ū ]
[ ṛ ]
[ ṝ ]
[ ḷ ]
[ ḹ ]
[ e ]
[ ê ]
[ ai ]
[ ŏ ]
[ o ]
[ ô ]
[ au ]
अः [ aḥ ]

Consonants

Letter Pronunciation
[ ka ]
[ ca ]
[ ṭa ]
[ ta ]
[ pa ]
[ kha ]
[ cha ]
[ ṭha ]
[ tha ]
[ pha ]
[ ga ]
[ ja ]
[ ḍa ]
[ da ]
[ ba ]
[ gha ]
[ jha ]
[ ḍha ]
[ dha ]
[ bha ]
[ ṅa ]
[ ña ]
[ ṇa ]
[ na ]
[ ma ]
[ ya ]
[ ra ]
[ la ]
[ va ]
[ śa ]
[ ṣa ]
[ sa ]
[ ha ]

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Fijian[edit | edit source]

Hindi[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Fijian[edit | edit source]

  • Schutz, Albert J.The Fijian Language. Honolulu : Univ of Hawaii Press, 1985. at WorldCat.org
  • Capell, Arthur. A new Fijian dictionary. Suva, Fiji : Obtainable from the Govt. Printer, 1991. at WorldCat.org
  • Geraghty, Paul A. Fijian phrasebook. Hawthorn, Vic. Australia ; Oakland CA, USA : Lonely Planet, 1994. WorldCat.org
  • Geraghty, Paul A. Fijian: phrasebook & dictionary. [Footscray] Lonely planet, July 2014. WorldCat.org
  • Milner, G B. Fijian grammer Suva, Fiji : Govt Press, 1990. at WorldCat.org

Hindi[edit | edit source]

  • Conversa-phone Institute. Hindi language. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. : Conversa-phone Institute, 1988. at [https://www.worldcat.org/title/hindi-language/oclc/24124123&referer=brief_results WorldCat.org
  • Pathak, R C. Bhargava's concise dictionary of the Hindi language : Hindi-English. Chowk, Varanasi : Bhargava Book Depot, [2004]. at WorldCat.org
  • Scholberg, Henry Ceasar. Concise grammmar of the Hindi language. London Oxford Univ. Pr. 1968. at WorldCat.org
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, Inc. Hindi. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, 2006. at WorldCat.org
  • Educational Services (Washington, D.C.). Hindi. Washington, D. C. : Educational Services Corp., 1995. at WorldCat.org