The Fiji or Viti Archipelago is a Crown Colony of Great Britain, and comprises about 225 islands and islets, nearly eighty of which are inhabited. Area, 8,048 square miles. Population, 130,000, nearly all natives. Religion, Protestants, 105,000; Catholics, 9,500. Education, a few public schools, state-supported; scholars are also taught by the native teachers of the Wesleyan Mission. The Roman Catholic Missions conduct a number of native schools with large attendance. The chief exports are sugar, copra and cotton.