Population of 854,098 (2010)
Located in Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
The legacy of British colonial greed has had a long-term impact. Fijians embraced Christianity over a century ago, but legalism, nominalism and failure to confront the ongoing worship of ancestral spirit gods are widespread. Newer churches with a stronger evangelical message are growing, but so are also Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses.