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Suva

[soo-vah]
noun
  1. a seaport in and the capital of Fiji, on Viti Levu island.
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Viti Levu

[vee-tee lev-oo]
noun
  1. the largest of the Fiji Islands, in the S Pacific. 4053 sq. mi. (10,497 sq. km). Capital: Suva.
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Fiji

[fee-jee]
noun
  1. an independent archipelago of some 800 islands in the S Pacific, N of New Zealand, composed of the Fiji Islands and a smaller group to the NW: formerly a British colony, now a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 7040 sq. mi. (18,235 sq. km). Capital: Suva.
  2. Fijian(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for suva

Historical Examples

  • I will give an extra day's leave in Suva to the man who helps me.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason

  • That signals to the natives for miles around that there are big doings in Suva.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason

  • The best building in Suva is a library, donated by a Scotch philanthropist.

  • The native inquired the time, in dread lest he miss the launch for Suva.

    The Pacific Triangle

    Sydney Greenbie

  • We left Levuka in the evening and reached Suva early next morning.

    Stevenson's Shrine

    Laura Stubbs


British Dictionary definitions for suva

Suva

noun
  1. the capital and chief port of Fiji, on the SE coast of Viti Levu; popular tourist resort; University of the South Pacific (1968). Pop: 219 000 (2005 est)
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Fiji

noun
  1. an independent republic, consisting of 844 islands (chiefly Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) in the SW Pacific: a British colony (1874–1970); a member of the Commonwealth (1970–87 and from 1997); the large islands are of volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; smaller ones are of coral. Official language: English. Religion: Christian and Hindu. Currency: dollar. Capital: Suva. Pop: 896 758 (2013 est). Area: 18 272 sq km (7055 sq miles)
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noun, adjective
  1. another word for Fijian
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Viti Levu

noun
  1. the largest island of Fiji: mountainous. Chief town (and capital of the state): Suva. Pop: 580 000 (latest est). Area: 10 386 sq km (4010 sq miles)
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suva in Culture

Fiji

[(fee-jee)]

A nation composed of several hundred islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located about two thousand miles northeast of Sydney, Australia. Viti Levu, the largest island, constitutes half the land area of the group. Suva is its capital and largest city.

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Note

Their mountainous scenery, unspoiled beaches, and tropical splendor make the Fiji Islands an exotic tourist destination.

Note

Conflict between ethnic Melanesian and Indians led to political turmoil in the 1990s.
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