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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Fiji

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A group of islands in the S. Pacific Ocean, known also as the Viti Islands; they lie between 15°-22° S. lat. and 176° E.-178° W. long., and are a dependency of Britain; sighted by Tasman in 1643, though first discovered, properly speaking, by Cook in 1773, came first into prominence in 1858, when the sovereignty was offered to England and declined, but in 1874 were taken over and made a crown colony; they number over 200 islands, of which Viti Leon and Vanua Leon are by far the largest; Suva is the capital; sugar, cotton, vanilla, tea, and coffee are cultivated, besides fruit.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fiji'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fiji.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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