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Showing posts with label Fiji. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The State Of The Hindu Diaspora In Fiji?

Fiji is one of the nations having a considerable Hindu diaspora. 

Indentured workers from India were initially introduced to Fiji in 1879 to work in the sugarcane plantations. 

Indians made up around 45 percent of Fiji's population in the 1990s. 

Despite their near-parity in population, Indians in Fiji have been constitutionally consigned to a minority position and are prohibited from owning property for the most part. 

In 1987, a military revolution deposed an Indian-dominated Parliament and reinstated a native Fijian as Prime Minister, revealing the divide between the Indian and Fijian communities. 

Many Indians continue to work as tenant farmers for Fijian landowners as a result of these limitations, but they also play an important role as retailers and professionals. 

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