List of wars involving Fiji

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This is a list of wars involving Fiji or Colony of Fiji.

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results Casualties
First Fiji Expedition
(October 1855)
 Fiji  United States Defeat
Battle of Kaba
Rewa Province
Fiji: ? Tonga: 21 killed 20 wounded
Second Fiji Expedition
(6–16 October 1859)
Fijians  United States Defeat
14 killed

~36 wounded

115 huts destroyed
Bougainville Campaign
 United States
 New Zealand
Colony of Fiji
 Japan Victory

727 dead Australia:

516 dead
Guadalcanal Campaign
 United States
 United Kingdom
 • Solomon Islands[1]
 • Fiji[2]
 New Zealand
 Japan Victory
7,100 dead

7,789+ wounded 4 captured 29 ships lost

615 aircraft lost
Malayan Emergency
Commonwealth forces:
 United Kingdom

Australia Australia
New Zealand New Zealand
Supported by:
 Thailand (Thai-Malaysian border)

Communist forces:
Malayan Communist Party

Supported by:
China China[4][5][6]
North Vietnam Viet Minh (until 1954)
 North Vietnam (from 1954)[7][8][9]
 Soviet Union[6][10]

Killed: 1,346 Malayan troops and police

519 British military personnel

Wounded: 2,406 Malayan and British troops/police
1987 Fijian coups d'état [11]
Royal Fiji Military Forces Fijian government Military Victory
Bougainville Civil War
Bougainville Interim Government (BIG)

Supported by:
 Solomon Islands
 Fiji (allegedly)

 Papua New Guinea
  • Buka Liberation Front
  • Bougainville Resistance Force

Supported by:

*Bougainville Peace Agreement
1,000–2,000 fighters killed


  1. ^ Zimmerman documents the participation by native Solomon Islanders in the campaign at pp. 173–175.
  2. ^ Jersey, pp. 356–358. Assisting the Americans in the latter stages of campaign were Fijiian commandos led by officers and non-commissioned officers from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
  3. ^ Garamone, Jim (9 November 2010). "Mullen Thanks Tonga for Steadfast Support". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ John W. Garver (1 December 2015). China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China. Oxford University Press. pp. 219–. ISBN 978-0-19-026106-1.
  5. ^ a b A. Dahana (2002). "China Role's in Indonesia's "Crush Malaysia" Campaign". Universitas Indonesia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Mohd. Noor Mat Yazid (2013). "Malaysia-Indonesia Relations Before and After 1965: Impact on Bilateral and Regional Stability" (PDF). Programme of International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  7. ^ Ching Fatt Yong (1997). The origins of Malayan communism. South Seas Society. ISBN 978-9971-936-12-9.
  8. ^ T. N. Harper; Timothy Norman Harper (9 April 2001). The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00465-7.
  9. ^ Major James M. Kimbrough IV (6 November 2015). Disengaging From Insurgencies: Insights From History And Implications For Afghanistan. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 88–. ISBN 978-1-78625-345-3.
  10. ^ Geoffrey Jukes (1 January 1973). The Soviet Union in Asia. University of California Press. pp. 302–. ISBN 978-0-520-02393-2.
  11. ^ "The Literature of the 1987 Fiji Coup".