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Life In Fiji 

Kava Is An Integral Part Of Life In Fiji

The place of kava or ‘Yaqona’ in the cultural life of Fijians is so central that it is referred to as ‘wai ni vanua’ (drink for the people). It has also been adopted by the European, Fijians of Indian descent and other communities that have made Fiji their home. It has become the national drink of Fiji and is part of our identity as Fijians. Although kava has been grown in Fiji for centuries, it has only been in the recent past that production statistics have been recorded based on…

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Beverage kava and Its History 

The Beverage Kava And Its History

Yaqona is the non-alcoholic beverage prepared by mixing with water the pulverized root of the plant botanically known as Piper methysticum. This beverage has a long history of use as a refreshing beverage and as a ceremonial drink. Although the origins of the beverage use of yaqona are not precisely known: Historians place its use in the Tonga Islands in the South pacific as far back as 1140 B.C. Captain James Cook wrote the first report of its use as a beverage by a western explorer in 1768. In the…

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