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Friend·ly Islands

 (frĕnd′lē)
See Tonga.
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Friendly Islands

pl n
(Placename) another name for Tonga2
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 (now called Tonga) in the South Pacific, sailing for the Pitcairn Islands.
1900: Britain annexed Tonga, the Friendly Islands. 1906: The 20 kilometre Simplon rail tunnel, between Switzerland and Italy, was officially opened.
Sunday 1789 The crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas.
1900 Britain annexed Tonga, the Friendly Islands, in the South Pacific.
Lawrence (of Arabia); 3 Venice; 4 At the back of the knee-joint; 5 Borzoi; 6 Canada; 7 Illusion; 8 Atomic Kitten; 9 Czech; 10 The Friendly Islands.
Which country was formerly known as the Friendly Islands? 10.
Like Captain Cook I knew I'd landed on the Friendly Islands. Was she a do-gooder?
1789: Some of the crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas, sailing for the Pitcairn Islands.
The Friendly Islands are another name for which country?
Within a short time Tonga, the Friendly Islands, was proving user-friendly to the new peel-and-stick self-adhesive stamps and the firm never looked back.
1603 - The funeral of Queen Elizabeth I took place at Westminster Abbey1789 - The crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas.
10: The Friendly Islands are known by what other name?

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