[tong-guh n]
  1. of or relating to Tonga, its people, or their language.

Origin of Tongan

First recorded in 1890–95; Tong(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for tongan


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