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A country in the southwest Pacific Ocean east of Fiji comprising about 150 islands, some 36 of which are inhabited. Long inhabited by Polynesians, the islands were sighted by the Dutch in 1616 and visited by the British navigator Capt. James Cook, who named them "The Friendly Islands" in the late 1700s. It became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence as a constitutional monarchy in 1970. Nuku'alofa is the capital and the largest city.
a light two-wheeled vehicle used in rural areas of India
[C19: from Hindi tāngā]
npl -gas or -ga
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of S central Africa, living chiefly in Zambia and Zimbabwe
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
(Placename) a kingdom occupying an archipelago of more than 150 volcanic and coral islands in the SW Pacific, east of Fiji: inhabited by Polynesians; became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence in 1970; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Tongan and English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pa'anga. Capital: Nuku'alofa. Pop: 106 322 (2013 est). Area: 750 sq km (290 sq miles). Also called: Friendly Islands
n., pl. -gas.
(in S Asia) a light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle.
[1870–75; < Hindi tāṅgā]
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|Noun||1.||Tonga - 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
|2.||Tonga - the language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia)|
Reino de TongaTonga
Vương quốc Tonga