Year Founded: 1970
A part of Melanesia, Fiji is a south pacific island nation consisting of more than 300 islands. Fijians are the indigenous inhabitants of the islands. During the British colonial period in the 19th century, Britain sent Indian laborers in droves to work on sugar cane plantations on the Fiji islands. As a result, the Fijians only account for 54% of the total population, while Indians account for a high percentage of 40%. There are also different ethnic groups like European and Chinese. Thanks to constitution amendment and mediation efforts by the government, different ethnic groups currently coexist in harmony, illustrating a picture of cultural diversity.