: a member of a Melanesian people of Fiji
: the Austronesian language of the Fijians
Fijian adjective

Examples of Fijian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the resort where past patrons reportedly include Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, every unique accommodation — designed around its particular beach, jungle, hilltop or lagoon environs with free-form pools and gargantuan bathtubs — comes with a private tau, Fijian for friend, as butler. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fijian was in 1809

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Cite this Entry

“Fijian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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