Fiji Hindi (Fall 2014)

Me and my language

Name: Maharaj, Payal
Preferred language name(s): Fiji Hindi
Alternative names: Fiji Baat, Hindustani
Language classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, East Central zone
Geographical areas where spoken: official language in Fiji; significant minorities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States
Approximate number of speakers: 380,000
Other languages spoken in the community: Hindi, Gujarati, English
Official language(s) in your country: English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi
Other language(s) in your country: Chinese, Eastern Punjabi, Malayalam, Samoan, Tamil, Telegu, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Urdu
Does your language have a widely accepted writing system? Yes

If yes, what materials are written?

Language Background
What have other sources said about your language?

Reported # of speakers      Vitality Assessment      Not listed      Not listed                              380,000         3 (Wider Communication)                             380,000          Not listed

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