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Tongan

noun
1.
A Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga.
2.
The Polynesian language spoken by the Tongan people.



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"Tongan" Quotes from Famous Books



... the Tongan village sent to ask if they might come and dance for us on Christmas. They were the men that considered they belonged particularly to Louis; do you remember my telling you how their village was put into mourning at the time of his death—in Tongan fashion—for ...
— The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson • Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez

... my stay (as will hereafter appear) were sent to school at Suva, amid great lamentations on the part of the women of Ratu Lala's household. Two months before my visit Ratu Lala had lost his eldest daughter (by his Tongan wife). She was twelve years old, and a favourite of his, and her grave was on a bluff below the house, under a kind of tent, hung round with fluttering pieces of "tapa" cloth. Spread over it was a kind of gravel of bright green Stones which he had had brought from a long distance. ...
— Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines • H. Wilfrid Walker



Words linked to "Tongan" :   Malayo-Polynesian, Polynesian, Friendly Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga



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