going Hindu

No, I am not converting to Hinduism. But yes, I am learning a lot about Hindu culture and their language (Hindustani) through my work place and everyday life.

For those of you, that don’t know much about Fiji: About half of the population is Indo-Fijian, which means that their ancestors came from India and most of them still live the Indian way, speak their traditional language and often stick to their people.

The company I work in is completely Indo-Fijian. Some of the staff might be Muslim Hindus, but they all speak Hindustani (and of course English which is the official language in Fiji). Thus I have picked up quite a few words over the last weeks… my colleagues are always eager to teach me new words (useful as well as silly ones ;) )

Maybe next time I will get to give you a little language course…

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