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Tonga

[tong-guh] /ˈtɒŋ gə/
noun
1.
a Polynesian kingdom consisting of three groups of islands in the S Pacific, NE of New Zealand: a former British protectorate. About 270 sq. mi. (700 sq. km).
Capital: Nukualofa.
Also called Tonga Islands, Friendly Islands.
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tonga

/ˈtɒŋɡə/
noun
1.
a light two-wheeled vehicle used in rural areas of India
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi tāngā

Tonga1

/ˈtɒŋɡə; ˈtɒŋə/
noun
1.
(pl) -gas, -ga. a member of a Negroid people of S central Africa, living chiefly in Zambia and Zimbabwe
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family

Tonga2

/ˈtɒŋə; ˈtɒŋɡə/
noun
1.
a kingdom occupying an archipelago of more than 150 volcanic and coral islands in the SW Pacific, east of Fiji: inhabited by Polynesians; became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence in 1970; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Tongan and English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pa'anga. Capital: Nuku'alofa. Pop: 106 322 (2013 est). Area: 750 sq km (290 sq miles) Also called Friendly Islands
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