Rotuma Day in Rotuma

May 13 is Rotuma Day commemorating the anniversary of the island’s cession to the United Kingdom in 1881. Rotuma is a Fijian dependency consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islets. The island group is home to a large indigenous population which is a recognizable minority within the population of Fiji.

Its population at the 2017 census was 1,594. However as many as 10,000 Rotumans live on mainland Fijian islands and thousands more individuals of Rotuman descent live throughout the world.

The Land Has Eyes is a ground-breaking film by Rotuman playwright Vilsoni Hereniko, one of the few produced in the Rotuman language and with Rotuman actors.

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By No machine-readable author provided. Kmusser assumed and Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2720167

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