Language

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Fiji is an English-speaking country although the two major races – Fijians and Indians speak in their vernacular. Hotel staff are fluent in English

Here are some words you'll find useful when you're in Fiji

Good morning ni sa yadra (nisah yan dra)
Hello! Bula (mbula)
goodbye ni sa moca (ni sa mothey)
please yalo vinaka (yalo vee naka)
 excuse me  tulou (too low)
 yes  io (ee-o)
 thank you  vinaka (vee naka)
 no  sega (senga)
 eat  kana (kana)
 village  koro
 lady  marama
 mister  turaga (tu rang ah)
 little  vaka lailai (vaka lie lie)
 plenty  vaka levu (vaka lee voo)
 house  vale/bure (valey/mburey)
 toilet  vaka lailai (vaka lie lie)
 come  lako mai (la ko my)
 go  lako (la ko)
 bring  kauta mai (ka ou tah my)
 one  dua (ndua)
 two  rua
 what is this  na cava oqo (na thava on go)
 drink  gunu (goo noo)
 coconut  niu (new)
 I want  au vinakata (aoo vina kahta)
 church  value ni lotu (vahle nee lohtoo)
 sitoa seetoah