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 n.— «The settlers found it difficult to recruit workers from among the warring tribes. With this began the pernicious trade in human beings: unsuspecting people were kidnapped or lured onto visiting ships on the other Pacific Islands and brought to work on the plantations. The practice was known as “black-birding” and Fiji’s black-birding era came to an end only in the 1870s.» —“The India connection” Fiji Times (Suva) July 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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