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chart showing 100 per cent male participation on Fijian language Wikiprojects
Differences in accounts on Fijian wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 350 000 first-language speakers, which is less than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Fiji Hindi, and there is a discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official.

Wikipedia

34 users explicitly set their gender on Fijian Wikipedia. All 34 are male.[1] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Fiji women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Fiji
The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Fijians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.