Friendly Islands


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Friend·ly Islands

 (frĕnd′lē)
See Tonga.

Friendly Islands

pl n
(Placename) another name for Tonga2

ton•ga

(ˈtɒŋ gə)

n., pl. -gas.
(in S Asia) a light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle.
[1870–75; < Hindi tāṅgā]

Ton•ga

(ˈtɒŋ gə)

n.
a kingdom consisting of three groups of islands in the SW Pacific, E of Fiji: a former British protectorate. 109,082; 289 sq. mi. (748 sq. km). Cap.: Nukualofa. Also called Ton′ga Is′lands, Friendly Islands.
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Noun1.Friendly Islands - a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South PacificFriendly Islands - a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Tongan - a Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga
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1789: The crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas, sailing for the Pitcairn Islands.
Known as one of the most family friendly islands in The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island is a nature enthusiast's dream, with several easily accessible nature-based activities.
Like Captain Cook of old, I knew I'd landed on the Friendly Islands.
Akalisi Pohiva, a veteran pro-democracy campaigner, and the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands, won 12 of the 17 publicly contested seats in Thursday's vote, preliminary results showed.

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