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Culture of Fiji

People in Fiji speak the English, Fiji Hindi, and Fijian languages. The linguistic diversity of Fiji is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Fiji is 0.5479. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 52.2% of Fiji's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Fiji. The rate of urbanization in Fiji is considered to be 1.6. According to data on inbound tourists in Fiji, 658,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Fiji is called 'Meda Dau Doka', which in English means 'God Bless Fiji'. It was adopted in 1970. The lyrics have been written by Michael Francis Alexander Prescott and the music has been composed by Charles Austin Miles.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Fiji was opened on 1 May 1996, and it was located in Suva. At the moment Fiji has 3 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 31% of the population of Fiji are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Fiji consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 67.7% beer, 1% wine, 31.1% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Fiji is kokoda.