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Tongan

[tong-guh n] /ˈtɒŋ gən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Tonga.
2.
a Polynesian language, the language of the Tongans.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Tonga, its people, or their language.
Origin of Tongan
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; Tong(a) + -an
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Tongan

/ˈtɒŋən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the kingdom of Tonga, its inhabitants, or their language
noun
2.
a member of the people that inhabits Tonga
3.
the language of this people, belonging to the Polynesian family
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