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Tonga

Ton·ga

 (tŏng′gə)
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.

tonga

(ˈtɒŋɡə)
n
a light two-wheeled vehicle used in rural areas of India
[C19: from Hindi tāngā]

Tonga

(ˈtɒŋɡə; ˈtɒŋə)
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

Tonga

(ˈtɒŋə; ˈtɒŋɡə)
n
(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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonga - a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South PacificTonga - 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)Tonga - the language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia)
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
Translations
Tonga
Tonga
Tonga
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トンガ
통가
Tonga
สาธารณรัฐตองกา
Vương quốc Tonga

Tonga

[ˈtɒŋə] NTonga f

Tonga

[ˈtɒŋə ˈtɒŋgə] nîles fpl Tonga

tonga

تُونْـجا Tonga Tonga Tonga Τόνγκα Tonga Tonga Tonga Tonga Tonga トンガ 통가 Tonga Tonga Tonga Reino de Tonga Тонга Tonga สาธารณรัฐตองกา Tonga Vương quốc Tonga 汤加王国
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It was that little hell- hound Tonga who shot one of his cursed darts into him.
I'd have half killed Tonga for it if he had not scrambled off.
Without demur and without question, fast as tonga could fly or pony gallop, back to their Regiments and their Batteries, as though they were hastening to their weddings, fled the subalterns.
Six in the morning saw Bobby at the Tonga Office in the drenching rain, the whirl of the last waltz still in his ears, and an intoxication due neither to wine nor waltzing in his brain.
I melted the last of my silver spoon- -South Sea cotton, an' it please you, cacao in Tonga, rubber and mahogany in Yucatan.
To express the Chinese government and its peoples friendship and support to the government and people of Tonga, and to embody the international humanitarian spirits, the Chinese government launched emergency humanitarian aid mechanism to provide Tonga with humanitarian aid and help its government conduct rescue and relief work.
But roared on by their vociferous support in the 30,000 sell-out crowd, Tonga threw caution to the wind and ripped the England defence apart to score three tries in four dramatic minutes.
Samoa's 38-16 defeat to Fiji at the Pacific Nations Cup, which featured a hat-trick from Henry Seniloli, ensured they can no longer catch Tonga in the standings.
The young fly-half did end the game with 12 points in response to two penalties from Tonga scrum-half Sonatane Takulua.
Elizabeth worked among the Tonga people of Zambia over a period of seventy years (1946 to 2016), initially with the Plateau Tonga and then among the Gwembe (or Valley) Tonga of the Zambezi Valley, almost entirely on the Zambian side of the river.
Back-row forward Latu, who skippered Tonga at last year's World Cup, has undergone knee surgery, the Falcons announced.
Tonga was a protected state of the United Kingdom until 1970.