Fijileaks: We have never shied away from promoting FIJI HINDI and calling for Indo-Fijian politicians and the public championing INDIA HINDI to be deported to MODI's India. As the deadly Indian variant hits India and Fiji, even India is alerting her population in the 22 official languages the people speak, and in more than 19,500 dialects across the country. BUT in Fiji, the FFP government has reverted to Official (Sudh) Hindi rather than FIJI HINDI which the vast majority of Indo-Fijians undertand. The official Covid statements could be in Fiji Hindi and in Latin alphabet as well, just like the native Fijian language is based on the Bauan dialect. David Cargill (1809-1843), a Scottish missionary and pioneer in the study of the Fijian Language, devised a way of writing Fijian with the Latin alphabet based on the Ba'u (Bauan) dialect. He came up with several spelling systems, noted the reactions of the Fijians to them and abandoned the ones that didn't work. At first he represented sounds like /mb/ and /nd/ with two letters: mb and nd, but the Fijians read these as two separate sounds. Eventually he hit upon a spelling system that made sense to the Fijians and which has been in use ever since.
Fijileaks to Indo-Fijians:
COVID India se awaa hai, aur aab Suva lockdown me hai. Aagar tum Covid kanoon (law) nai follow karyeo, Police baand kari tumeh, socho, socho, Covid se baaj ke rawah, bhaini or bhaiya logo Fiji mei
So, SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE MESSAGE (:-)
"It must be made very clear to Indo-Fijian candidates that despite the teaching of Shudh Hindi and Urdu in schools, Fiji Hindi is an integral part of the identity and culture of the Indo-Fijian population. It is unique to Indo-Fijians in the world. The day Indo-Fijian politicians kill Fiji Hindi, they will be killing a part of their history and heritage in Fiji. For no matter where one goes in the world, the moment one hears an Indo-Fijian open his mouth, one immediately asks him: ‘What part of Fiji are you from?’ In a similar vein, India Indians are able to separate us from them solely on the basis of our Fiji Hindi."
VICTOR LAL, writing in the Fiji Sun, 2006