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Fiji Islands   /fˈidʒi ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Fiji Islands

A group of more than 800 islands (100 inhabited) in the southwestern Pacific; larger islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) are of volcanic origin surrounded by coral reefs; smaller islands are coral.  Synonym: Fijis.

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"Fiji Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... inhabitants of Arakhan admire a broad, smooth forehead, and in order to produce it, they fasten a plate of lead on the heads of the new-born children. On the other hand, "a broad, well-rounded occiput is considered a great beauty" by the natives of the Fiji Islands. (70. On the skulls of the American tribes, see Nott and Gliddon, 'Types of Mankind,' 1854, p. 440; Prichard, 'Physical History of Mankind,' vol. i. 3rd ed. p. 321; on the natives of Arakhan, ibid. vol. iv. p. 537. Wilson, 'Physical Ethnology,' ...
— The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Fiji Islands" :   Vanua Levu, Fiji, island, Viti Levu, Republic of Fiji, Melanesia

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