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(Placename) another name for Tonga2
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n., pl. -gas.
(in S Asia) a light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle.
[1870–75; < Hindi tāṅgā]
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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|Noun||1.||Friendly 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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