from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Tonga or its people, language, or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Tonga.
- n. The Polynesian language of Tonga.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The Tongan language.
- n. A person from Tonga or of Tongan descent.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Tonga, the Tongan people or the Tongan language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the Tonga Islands. See II.
- n. An inhabitant of the Tonga or Friendly Islands, a group of islands (so called from Tonga or Tonga-tabu, one oil the chief islands) and kingdom in the South Pacific, east-southeast of the Fiji Islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the island monarchy of Tonga or its people
- n. a Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga
- n. the Polynesian language spoken by the Tongan people
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A truce was called at approximately 7: 12 AM, but not before a couple of hard case pipehittin 'Tongan's had come out of the stands with back-to-front baseball caps, goofy grins and a mouthful of What gives man! "
Speakers of Thai, Turkish, and Tongan rarely hear Shakespearean word ghosts haunting business, but they do use the word to refer to auspicious careers and educational avenues and, for that matter, as a prestigious global term for profitable activity of any kind.
"I am happy with my form but I would prefer to start than be on the bench," said the Tongan-born Vainikolo.
Where Gloucester had before relied on quick passing and deft footwork to create space, the Tongan gave them the force they had been lacking.
Two weeks ago Mr Qarase was ordained as a Methodist lay preacher hours after he was challenged by a Tongan minister who warned of more coups in Fiji if its leaders did not preach from the pulpit.
These giant steroid Tongan guys are out front and they are complimenting me on the pink suit.
The Tongan king on the other hand is happy to have dispensed with Nepotism after sacking his own bother from the job as PM prior, and has used Sevele for bleeding the country dry of its hard earned dollars and aid by handing over millions of dollars in exchange for public owned assets that the king claimed belonged to himself.
Under those powers (like Fiji) parts of the Tongan constitution are scratched and replaced with the rights for military personnel to arrest detain and indefintly imprison “suspected” persons.
Rather than accepting that freedom of speech is an intrinsic part of a healthy body politic, NZ goes into overdrive, tying up the Tongan government for days, at a time when it has other pressing issues to discuss, including an audit of a multimillion-dollar loan from China.
Murray McCully, had good relations with the Tongan Prime Minister at the time, and the Tongan Prime Minister's Economic Advisor, Rob Solomon, was a New Zealander whose consulting firm had done extensive work for NZAID over the last decade.