Tonga and its People

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Tonga is the only South Pacific country not colonized by Europeans and remains the only monarchy in the region. It once ruled much of its neighboring islands wielding enormous power throughout Polynesia. The islands retain Their proud and rich culture.

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Ethnologue report for Tonga __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Tonga. - From SIL International -

GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Oceania - Tonga - People __ Overview in the form of fast facts. click on links at bottom to access other information. - From - 

Matangi Tonga __ "National magazine provides Tonga and South Pacific news along with features, editorials, sports, weekly local press summary and letters to the editor."  the online version. - illustrated - From -

People of Tonga __ "Language and translation resources including, articles, free translation, a language identifier and a directory." - From -

Tonga __ "Tonga is a miniature Kingdom, made up of a group of 170 islands, 45 of which are inhabited."  You can learn about them including a bit of history, geography, about the people and more. - illustrated - From -

Tonga __ "Tonga is the only sovereign monarchy among the island nations of the Pacific Ocean, as well as being the only island nation never to have been formally colonized."  an encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia -  

Tonga Culture __ A brief overview. - illustrated - From - 

Tonga - People __ A statistical overview. - From -

Tonga - A Short Pre-History __ An introduction to pre-contact Tonga. "Although Tonga's written history is relatively recent, a rich oral history and artefacts here and there have allowed historians to build pictures/interpretations of life prior to white contact." - From -

Tongan People statistics __ Statistics, facts and figures. - From -



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