These Fiji Indians have changed the face of Indian Australia. Fiji has three official languages under the 1997 constitution (and not revoked by the 2013 Constitution): English, iTaukei and Hindi. The 2019 population density in Fiji is 49 people per Km 2 (126 people per mi 2), calculated on a total land area of 18,270 Km2 (7,054 sq. The iTaukei language is spoken either as a first or second language by most indigenous Fijians who make up around 54% of the population. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Population of Fiji is around 860,000 of which around 330,000 (38%) people are of Indian descent. ; Fiji population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population. Hinduism is the second major religion in Fiji, and is practiced by 27.9% of the country’s population. Pakistan gained independence from Britain in 1947, and in the first census afterwards in 1951, Hindus made 1.6% of the total population of West Pakistan (now Pakistan), and 22% of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). (175,399 metro) Fiji Population: 849,000 (2010 est.) There is a long history of ethnic tension between the indigenous, mostly Christian population and a large minority of Hindu and Muslim Indo-Fijians. Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is a nation and archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean that is part of the Melanesian Island group. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is much celebrated in Fiji, a land where around half of the population is of Indian descent. Sri Lankan Hindus are almost exclusively Tamils, the oldest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, with some immigrants from India and Pakistan making up the rest of the Hindu population. Hinduism is the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam. Sri Lanka has the sixth-largest Hindu population at 2.671 million, comprising about 12.60% of its population. Today, Indo-Fijians make up around 43 percent of the total population. In fact, Diwali is a national holiday here, and even non-Hindus often celebrate it. The current population of Fiji is 896,014 as of Sunday, June 7, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. Australia and Newzealand provided Refuge to these Fiji Indians.

Hinduism is the oldest religion in Sri Lanka. While most earlier Indian migration was that of educated professionals, these new Fiji Indians were more dynamic and business going. Name: Fiji (long form) Republic of Fiji Capital City: Suva (88,271 pop.) In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji. ; Fiji ranks number 161 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. [12] Fiji was a British colony up until 1970; British occupation lasted almost a century. See also Population of Fiji American Hindus account for about 1% of the nation’s population making the Hinduism a minority religion in the United States.