a native or inhabitant of Tonga.
a Polynesian language, the language of the Tongans.
of or relating to Tonga, its people, or their language.
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Photos of the Tongan islands show thick layers of ash blanketing the nation.Tonga is fighting multiple disasters after a historic volcanic explosion | Hannah Seo | January 18, 2022 | Popular-Science
Experts say the Tongan volcano is capable of producing an explosion that massive roughly every 1,000 years, akin to a weapons-grade chemical explosion.What you need to know about the Tonga volcano and the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’ | Rachel Pannett | January 17, 2022 | Washington Post
As of May 2021, Fonua was not the top Tongan swimmer that would be selected for the Olympic team.
The last time the Blade checked in with out Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua, he was in heavy training to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and struggling with the funding needed to complete that journey.
He threw down a time in the 100 meter breaststroke that moved him past the top Tongan swimmer based on FINA points and qualified him for his third Olympics.
Two months before my visit Ratu Lala had lost his eldest daughter (by his Tongan wife).Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines | H. Wilfrid Walker
And with the new agreement between England and Germany the last prop to Tongan independence had been cut away.
The faces of the king's suite were all familiar, for they had been my own colleagues when I was a Tongan like themselves.
It was clear that it had come from another part of the Pacific, for the Tongan celts are wedge-shaped, angular, and roughly made.
Someone had given him a Hebrew book to look at, and in one page he had found no less than six Tongan words.
British Dictionary definitions for Tongan
of or relating to the kingdom of Tonga, its inhabitants, or their language
a member of the people that inhabits Tonga
the language of this people, belonging to the Polynesian family
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