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The many islands of Fiji are spread around the reef-strewn Koro Sea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. About 100 of over 300 islands are inhabited and range from large mountainous wooded landmasses to coral cays that you can walk across with a few steps. Its population of 720,000 is made up of 45% Indians and 50% native Fijians. The remaining population is made up of Chinese, European, Rotuman and other Pacific islanders. Native Fijians are Melanesians with some Polynesian traits.
The main island of Viti Levu covers 10,388 sq. km. with its highest peak, Mt. Victoria, 1323 metres high. It has 80% of the population and is the major centre for air and sea communication in the southwest Pacific. The Yasawas are a chain of 16 volcanic islands to the north-west of Viti Levu with summits ranging from 229 to 579 metres. The Yasawas are strictly populated by native Fijians.
There are three official languages, Fijian, Hindi and English but there are some 300 communalects (variations) in the Fijian language. English is widespread and most younger people have a good working grasp of English and although some of the older generation may have difficulties speaking, most understand English.