What is Tonga?

  • (noun): The language of the Tonga people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia).
    See also — Additional definitions below


Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga (Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), is a sovereign state and an archipelago comprising 176 islands scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. Fifty-two of these islands are inhabited.

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List Of National Founders - Oceania - Tonga
... Tupou I, who united his country and established the contemporary Kingdom of Tonga, has been described as Tonga's "founding father" ...
Tonga - Media - Domestic Distribution
... newspaper Kalonikali — newspaper Tau'ataina — newspaper Kakalu — newspaper Tonga Broadcasting Commission (Television Tonga, Television Tonga 2 ...
Soviet Union–Tonga Relations - Overview
... Tonga, meanwhile, had recently regained full sovereignty after being a protectorate of the United Kingdom, and was establishing its own foreign policy ... Aligning itself with the West, Tonga sought development aid from its Western partners ... Tonga's move to establish relations with the USSR immediately followed Australia's refusal to finance the modernisation and expansion of Fuaʻamotu International Airport, and was widely perceived ...
Chinese In Tonga
... A significant Chinese presence in Tonga is relatively recent ... There were approximately three or four thousand Chinese people living in Tonga in 2001, thus comprising 3 or 4% of the total Tongan population ... from the 1996 census, which recorded only 55 persons on Chinese ethnicity living in Tonga ...

More definitions of "Tonga":

  • (noun): A monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.
    Synonyms: Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands