261 relations: Abel Tasman, Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Alessandro Malaspina, Anno Domini, Anthony Fainga'a, Anthony Tupou, Antonio Kaufusi, Archipelago, Armidale, New South Wales, Asia, Auckland, Australia, Austronesian languages, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Barratry (common law), BBC News, Ben Afeaki, Billy Vunipola, Boeing 757, Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Super heavyweight, Brent Kite, British and Irish Lions, British High Commission, Canada national rugby union team, Cash crop, Cassava, Catholic Church in Tonga, Charles Piutau, Chinese in Tonga, Christianity, Church of Tonga, Coalition of the willing, Coconut, Coffee bean, Colocasia esculenta, Constitution of Tonga, Constitutional monarchy, Consul (representative), Cooper Vuna, Copra, Datec Cup Provincial Championship, Demographics of Tonga, Desiccation, Diaspora, Dick Watling, Doug Howlett, East Asia, Eendracht (1615 ship), Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, ..., England national rugby union team, English language, Ethnic groups in Europe, Euromoney, Euronesian, ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, ʻEua, ʻUluvalu, Feʻao Vunipola, Feleti Mateo, Feleti Sevele, Fetuli Talanoa, Fiji, First Fruits, Fossil fuel, France, France national rugby union team, Frank Halai, Free Church of Tonga, Free Wesleyan Church, George Smith (rugby union), George Tupou I, George Tupou V, Haʻapai, Hawaii, Hawaii (island), Hawaiian language, His Majesty's Armed Forces (Tonga), Hong Kong, Human rights in Tonga, International Futures, International Renewable Energy Agency, Iraq, Ireland men's national rugby league team, Israel Folau, Ivory Coast national rugby union team, Jacob Le Maire, James Cook, Japan national rugby union team, Jesse Bogdonoff, Jester, John Martin (meteorologist), Jonah Lomu, Kailao, Kermadec Islands, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kingdom of Tahiti, Ko e fasi 'o e tu'i 'o e 'Otu Tonga, Kona District, Hawaii, Kuli Faletau, Lapita culture, Left- and right-hand traffic, Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Legislature, List of countries and dependencies by area, List of countries by body mass index, List of islands and towns in Tonga, List of monarchs of Tonga, List of root vegetables, Literacy, Mako Vunipola, Malakai Fekitoa, Manu Vatuvei, Mark Gerrard, Matangi Tonga, Melanesia, Menlo Park, California, Methodism, Michael Jennings (rugby league), Missionary, Music of Tonga, National Rugby League, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, New Zealand national rugby union team, Niuas, Niuatoputapu, Niue, Niuean language, Nukuʻalofa, Obesity, Obesity in the Pacific, Oceania, Oral history, Outline of Tonga, Pacific Community, Pacific Islander, Pacific Islanders rugby union team, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Pacific Tri-Nations, Paea Wolfgramm, Parliamentary system, Philately, Plantation, Polynesia, Polynesian languages, Polynesians, Postage stamps and postal history of Tonga, Prime Minister of Tonga, Protectorate, Protestantism, Pteropus, Putting-out system, Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong), Radio Tonga, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, Remittance, Renewable energy, Representative democracy, Rotuma, Rugby league, Rugby union, Rugby World Cup, Saia Fainga'a, Salesi Ma'afu, Samoa, Samoa national rugby union team, Samoan language, Sālote Tupou III, Scotland national rugby league team, Secular state, Sekope Kepu, Seventh-day Adventist Church of Tonga, Shirley Waldemar Baker, Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō, Sitaleki Timani, Solomon Islands, South Africa national rugby union team, South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Sovereignty, Spanish flu, State religion, Subsistence agriculture, Sweet potato, Taniela Tuiaki, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Taulupe Faletau, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Telecommunications in Tonga, Telephone numbers in Tonga, Television Tonga, Television Tonga 2, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Daily Telegraph, Tikopia, Times of Tonga, Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Tonga Chronicle, Tonga national rugby league team, Tonga national rugby union team, Tonga Rugby Union, Tonga-Kermadec Ridge, Tongan language, Tongan narrative, Tongan nobles, Tongan paʻanga, Tongatapu, Tony Williams (rugby league), Toutai Kefu, Transport in Tonga, Tuʻi Kanokupolu, Tuʻi Tonga, Tuʻi Tonga Empire, Tupenu, Tupou College, Tupou VI, Unitary state, United Kingdom, United States, United States Exploring Expedition, United States national rugby union team, University of New England (Australia), UTC+13:00, Vanilla, Vanuatu, Vavaʻu, Viliami Ofahengaue, Visa policy of Tonga, Volcano, Wallis and Futuna, Wallisian language, Whale watching, Willem Schouten, William Mariner (writer), Willie Mason, Willie Tonga, World Health Organization, World Rugby Pacific Challenge, World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, World Trade Organization, Writing system, Wycliff Palu, .to, 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1995 Rugby World Cup, 1996 Summer Olympics, 1999 Rugby World Cup, 2006 Nuku‘alofa riots, 2006 Tonga earthquake, 2007 Rugby World Cup, 2008 Rugby League World Cup, 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami, 2009 Tonga earthquake, 2011 Rugby World Cup, 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A, 2018 Winter Olympics. Expand index (211 more) » « Shrink index
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.
Alessandro Malaspina (November 5, 1754 – April 9, 1810) was an Italian explorer who spent most of his life as a Spanish naval officer.
The terms anno Domini (AD) and before Christ (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Anthony Fainga'a (born 2 February 1987) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer.
Anthony Tupou (born 1 March 1983) is a former professional rugby league footballer.
Antonio Kaufusi (born 27 November 1984) is a Tongan former professional rugby league footballer.
An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Austronesian languages are a language family that is widely dispersed throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, with a few members in continental Asia.
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville, previously known as the North Solomons Province, is an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea.
Barratry is a legal term with several meanings.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Ben Tu'umoe Paul Afeaki (born) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer.
Billy Vunipola (born Viliami Vunipola 3 November 1992) is an English rugby union player.
The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Super Heavyweight class in the boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics competition was the heaviest class at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.
Brent Kite (born 7 March 1982) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer.
The British & Irish Lions is a rugby union team selected from players eligible for any of the Home Nations – the national teams of England, Scotland, and Wales – and Ireland.
The British High Commission is a British diplomatic mission, equivalent to an embassy, found in many former British colonies that are now members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Canada national rugby union team (Équipe du Canada de rugby à XV) is governed by Rugby Canada, and play in red and white.
A cash crop or profit crop is an agricultural crop which is grown for sale to return a profit.
Manihot esculenta, commonly called cassava, manioc, yuca, mandioca and Brazilian arrowroot, is a woody shrub native to South America of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.
The Catholic Church in Tonga is part of the worldwide Catholic Church under the leadership of its local bishop in communion with the Pope of Rome.
Salesi Tu'ipulotu "Charles" Piutau (born 31 October 1991) is a New Zealand rugby union player.
A significant Chinese presence in Tonga is relatively recent.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
The Church of Tonga (Siasi ʻo Tonga) is one of the churches in Tonga.
The term coalition of the willing generally refers to the US-led Multi-National Force – Iraq.
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos.
A coffee bean is a seed of the coffee plant and the source for coffee.
Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro.
The Constitution of Tonga is supreme law under which the Government of Tonga operates.
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchy in which the sovereign exercises authority in accordance with a written or unwritten constitution.
A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul's own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries.
Kerry Cooper Vuna (born 5 July 1987) is a professional rugby footballer.
Copra is the dried meat or kernel of the coconut, which is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).
The Datec Cup Provincial Championship is the highest level of rugby union football competition within Tongan rugby and is a stepping stone for local players into international rugby union.
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Tonga, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.
Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying.
A diaspora (/daɪˈæspərə/) is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale.
Richard (Dick) John Watling (born 13 November 1951) is a Fijian ornithologist, writer and environmental consultant of British origin.
Douglas Charles Howlett (born 21 September 1978) is a retired professional New Zealand rugby union player.
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.
The Eendracht (Concord) was an early 17th Century Dutch wooden-hulled 700 tonne East Indiaman, launched in 1615 in the service of the Dutch East India Company(VOC).
Dr Elizabeth Wood-Ellem (10 September 1930 – 8 September 2012) was a Tongan-born Australian historian actively engaged in the life of Tonga and author of the definitive biography of Queen Sālote Tupou III of Tonga.
The England national rugby union team competes in the annual Six Nations Championship with France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Wales.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
The Indigenous peoples of Europe are the focus of European ethnology, the field of anthropology related to the various indigenous groups that reside in the nations of Europe.
Euromoney is an English-language monthly magazine focused on business and finance.
Euronesian is an umbrella term for people of mixed European and either Polynesian, Melanesian or Micronesian descent.
Samiuela ʻAkilisi Pōhiva (born 7 April 1941) is a Tongan pro-democracy activist and politician.
Eua is a smaller but still major island in the kingdom of Tonga.
Sione ʻUluvalu Ngū Takeivūlai Tukuaho (7 October 1950 – 5 July 2006 (6 July in Tonga)) became the TuOkinai Pelehake, an hereditary title in the kingdom of Tonga, after the death of his father in 1999.
Fe'ao Moe Laru Vunipola (born 6 January 1969) is a Tongan former international rugby union player, who participated at the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Feleti Sosefo Mateo (born 2 June 1984) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s.
Feleti Vakaʻuta Sevele, Lord Sevele of Vailahi (born 7 July 1944) was the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga from 30 March 2006 to 22 December 2010.
Fetuli Talanoa (born 23 November 1987) is a Tongan international rugby league footballer who plays for Hull F.C. in the European Super League.
Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
First Fruits is a religious offering of the first agricultural produce of the harvest.
A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
The France national rugby union team competes annually against England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the Six Nations Championship.
Frank Halai (born 6 March 1988) is a rugby union footballer who plays as a winger for Pau in the Top 14.
The Free Church of Tonga (Siasi ʻo Tonga Tauʻatāina) is a local church and religious denomination in Tonga.
The Free Wesleyan Church (FWC; Tongan: Siasi Uesiliana Tau‘ataina ‘o Tonga) is the largest Methodist denomination in Tonga and its state church.
George Smith (born 14 July 1980) is an Australian rugby union player.
George Tupou I, King of Tonga (4 December 1797 – 18 February 1893) was originally known as Tāufaʻāhau I, or Tupou Maeakafa Ngininginiofolanga in modern spelling (originally Tubou Maeakafa Giniginiofolaga).
George Tupou V (Tongan: Siaosi Tupou, full name: Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho Tupou; 4 May 194818 March 2012) was the King of Tonga from the death of his father Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV in 2006 until his own death six years later.
Haʻapai is a group of islands, islets, reefs and shoals with an area of in the central part of the Kingdom of Tonga, with the Tongatapu group to the south and the Vavaʻu group to the north.
Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.
Hawaiʻi is the largest island located in the U.S. state of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian language (Hawaiian: Ōlelo Hawaii) is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiokinai, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.
His Majesty's Armed Forces (HMAF) is the military of Tonga.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Tonga is a constitutional monarchy with a population of approximately 130,000.
International Futures (IFs) is a global integrated assessment model designed to help in thinking strategically and systematically about key global systems (economic, demographic, education, health, environment, technology, domestic governance, infrastructure, agriculture, energy and environment) housed at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization to promote adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
The Ireland men's national rugby league team, known as the Wolfhounds, represents Ireland in international rugby league competitions.
Israel Folau (Tongan: Isileli Folau; born 3 April 1989) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who plays for the in Super Rugby.
The Ivory Coast national rugby union team, nicknamed Les Éléphants, participates in the annual Africa Cup and are considered a third tier rugby team.
Jacob Le Maire (c. 1585, Antwerp or Amsterdam - 22 December 1616, at sea) was a Dutch mariner who circumnavigated the earth in 1615 and 1616.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
The Japan national rugby union team (often known as The Brave Blossoms) is traditionally the strongest rugby union power in Asia, but has both enjoyed and endured mixed results against non-Asian teams over the years.
Jesse Bogdonoff (born April 1, 1955) is a former Bank of America financial advisor to the government of Tonga and court jester of Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, the king of Tonga.
A jester, court jester, or fool, was historically an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain him and his guests.
John Martin M.D. (1789–1869) was a British meteorologist and physician, known now for his writing on Tonga.
Jonah Tali Lomu (12 May 1975 – 18 November 2015) was a New Zealand rugby union player.
The Kailao is a Tongan cultural dance.
The Kermadec Islands (Rangitāhua in Māori) are a subtropical island arc in the South Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand's North Island, and a similar distance southwest of Tonga.
The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi originated in 1795 with the unification of the independent islands of Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi under one government.
The Kingdom of Tahiti was founded by paramount chief Pōmare I, who, with the aid of English missionaries and traders, and European weaponry, unified the islands of Tahiti, Moʻorea, Tetiaroa, Mehetia and at its peak included the Tuamotus, Tubuai, Raivavae and other islands of eastern Polynesia.
"Ko e fasi o e tui o e Otu Tonga" is the national anthem of Tonga.
Kona is a moku or district on the Big Island of Hawaiokinai in the State of Hawaii.
Kuli Faletau (born 30 December 1963) is a Tongan former international rugby union player who played as a lock.
The Lapita culture was a prehistoric Pacific Ocean people who flourished in the Pacific Islands from about 1600 BCE to about 500 BCE.
The terms right-hand traffic (RHT) and left-hand traffic (LHT) refer to the practice, in bidirectional traffic situations, to keep to the right side or to the left side of the road, respectively.
The Legislative Assembly (Fale Alea) of Tonga has 26 members in which 17 members elected by majority of the people for a 5-year term in multi-seat constituencies via the single non-transferable vote system.
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.
This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area.
This page serves as a partial list of countries by adult mean body weight and incidence of obese and overweight populations as calculated by body mass index (BMI).
The following list gives all islands and cities (villages and hamlets) in Tonga in alphabetical order with many local areas and (poetical) nicknames as well.
This is a list of monarchs of Tonga since 1875, after the constitutional role of the monarch was established.
Root vegetables are plant roots and tubers eaten by humans as food.
Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write.
Mako Vunipola (born 14 January 1991) is a New Zealand born England international rugby union player.
Malakai Fonokalafi Fekitoa (born 10 May 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays as a second five-eighth or centre.
Manu Vatuvei (born 4 March 1986) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for English club Salford Red Devils of Super League.
Mark Gerrard (born 4 September 1982) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer.
Matangi Tonga is an online newspaper providing Tongan news in both English and Tongan.
Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania extending from New Guinea island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji.
Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
Michael Jennings (born 20 April 1988) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Music of Tonga refers to music derived from the island Tonga in the islands of Polynesia.
The National Rugby League (NRL) is a league of professional men's rugby league teams in Australasia.
Nauru (Naoero, or), officially the Republic of Nauru (Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania, in the Central Pacific.
New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see). The French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport.
Niua is a division of the Kingdom of Tonga, namely the northernmost group of islands.
Niuatoputapu is a high island in the island nation of Tonga, Pacific Ocean, its highest point being at 157 m. Its name means sacred island.
Niue (Niuean: Niuē) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands.
Niuean (ko e vagahau Niuē) is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages.
Nukualofa is the capital of Tonga.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.
According to Forbes, Pacific island nations and associated states make up the top seven on a 2007 list of heaviest countries, and eight of the top ten.
Oceania is a geographic region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia.
Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tonga: Tonga – sovereign island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region.
Pacific Islanders or Pasifikas are the peoples of the Pacific Islands.
The Pacific Islanders is a combined international rugby union team that played from 2004 to 2008.
The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is an inter-governmental organization that aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) was set up in 2002 as a basis of co-operation between the Fiji, Samoa and Tonga Rugby Unions.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is an intergovernmental organisation based in Apia, Samoa with more than 90 staff members.
The Pacific Tri-Nations was the traditional rugby union series between Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
Paea Wolfgramm (born December 1, 1969 in Vava'u) is a Tongan retired boxer.
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament.
Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items.
A plantation is a large-scale farm that specializes in cash crops.
Polynesia (from πολύς polys "many" and νῆσος nēsos "island") is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.
The Polynesian languages are a language family spoken in geographical Polynesia and on a patchwork of outliers from south central Micronesia to small islands off the northeast of the larger islands of the southeast Solomon Islands and sprinkled through Vanuatu.
The Polynesians are a subset of Austronesians native to the islands of Polynesia that speak the Polynesian languages, a branch of the Oceanic subfamily of the Austronesian language family.
The beginnings of the postal history of Tonga can be traced to the Wesleyan missionaries, who landed in the islands in 1826, and sent regular communications back to London and Sydney from the day of their arrival.
The Prime Minister (until 1970, Premier) of Tonga heads the government of the Kingdom of Tonga (His Majesty's government), while the King is the official head of the executive power.
A protectorate, in its inception adopted by modern international law, is a dependent territory that has been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of a greater sovereign state.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
Bats of the genus Pteropus (suborder Yinpterochiroptera) are among the largest bats in the world.
The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work.
Queen Mary Hospital, located in Pok Fu Lam on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong, is the flagship teaching hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.
Radio Tonga (also known by call letters A3Z) is Tonga's main commercial radio station, founded in 1961 by Queen Salote Tupou III, and operating as a service of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC).
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), also known as Operation Helpem Fren and Operation Anode, was created in 2003 in response to a request for international aid by the Governor-General of Solomon Islands.
A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in their home country.
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
Rotuma is a Fijian dependency, consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islets.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams.
Saia Fainga'a (born 2 February 1987) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who plays in the English Premiership for the London Irish.
Salesi Ma'afu, (born 26 March 1983 in Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer.
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions.
The Samoa national rugby union team (also known as Manu Samoa) is governed by the Samoa Rugby Union, which is owned by the affiliated Samoa Rugby Union.
Samoan (Gagana faʻa Sāmoa or Gagana Sāmoa – IPA) is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising the Independent State of Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa.
Sālote Tupou III (born Sālote Mafile‘o Pilolevu; 13 March 1900 – 16 December 1965) was the first Queen regnant and third Monarch of the Kingdom of Tonga from 1918 to her death in 1965.
The Scotland national rugby league team represent Scotland in international rugby league football tournaments.
A secular state is an idea pertaining to secularism, whereby a state is or purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion.
Sekope Kepu (born 5 February 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union player.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church of Tonga, or SDA of Tonga, (Siasi ʻAhofitu) is one of the smaller religious groups in the South Pacific island state of Tonga with over 3,325 members as of June 30, 2017, started by Seventh-day Adventist missionaries from the United States who visited in 1891 and settled in 1895.
Shirley Waldemar Baker (1836 – 16 November 1903) was a missionary and Prime Minister of Tonga.
Siale ʻAtaongo Kaho, Lord Tuʻivakanō (born 15 January 1952) is a Tongan politician who served as the Prime Minister of Tonga from 2010 to 2014.
Sitaleki Timani (born 19 September 1986), is a Tongan-born, Australian professional rugby union footballer.
Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of.
The South Africa national rugby union team, commonly known as the Springboks, is governed by the South African Rugby Union.
The Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) was an inter-governmental regional organisation dedicated to providing services to promote sustainable development in the countries it serves.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (STPO) is an intergovernmental organisation for the tourism sector in the South Pacific.
Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies.
The Spanish flu (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.
A state religion (also called an established religion or official religion) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state.
Subsistence agriculture is a self-sufficiency farming system in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their entire families.
The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae.
Taniela Tuiaki (born 2 May 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a retired New Zealand professional rugby league player who played for the Wests Tigers in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) competition.
Tatafu Polota-Nau (born 26 July 1985) is an Australian rugby union player who plays for Leicester Tigers in England's Premiership Rugby.
Tangaki Taulupe "Toby" Faletau (born 12 November 1990) is a Welsh international rugby union player of Tongan origin.
Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV (4 July 1918 – 10 September 2006), son of Queen Sālote Tupou III and her consort Prince Viliami Tungī Mailefihi, was the king of Tonga from the death of his mother in 1965 until his own death in 2006.
This article is about communications systems in Tonga.
Country Code: +676 International Call Prefix: 00 yy xxx Calls inside Tonga +676 yy xxx Calls from outside Tonga.
Television Tonga is a Tongan television channel operated by the Tonga Broadcasting Commission.
Television Tonga 2 is a Tongan television channel operated by the Tonga Broadcasting Commission.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
Tikopia is a small high island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
The Times of Tonga also known as Taimi o Tonga is published by the Taimi Media Network Ltd from Auckland, New Zealand.
Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) (Komisoni Fakamafolalea Tonga) is the first and largest broadcasting station in Tonga, solely owned by the government of Tonga.
The Tonga Chronicle, also known as Kalonikali Tonga, was a state-owned weekly newspaper in Tonga.
The Tonga national rugby league team is represents Tonga in rugby league football.
The Tonga national rugby union team is nicknamed Ikale Tahi (Sea Eagles).
The Tonga Rugby Union is the governing body of the sport of rugby union in Tonga.
The Tonga-Kermadec Ridge is an oceanic ridge in the south-west Pacific Ocean underlying the Tonga-Kermadec island arc.
Tongan (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesian language of the Polynesian branch spoken in Tonga.
Tongan narrative (or Tongan mythology) is a variant of a more general Polynesian narrative in Tonga.
There are 33 traditional noble titles in the modern Kingdom of Tonga.
The paanga is the currency of Tonga.
Tongatapu is the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga and the location of its capital Nukuokinaalofa.
Tony Williams (born 12 December 1988) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League.
Toutai Kefu (born 8 April 1974) is a Tonga-born rugby coach, who earned 60 caps playing at number eight for the Australian national team (the Wallabies).
Transport in Tonga includes road, air and water-based infrastructure.
Tuʻi Kanokupolu (chiefs) are a junior rank of the Haʻa Tuʻi (king's lineage) in Tonga.
The Tuʻi Tonga is a line of Tongan kings, which originated in the 10th century with the mythical ʻAhoʻeitu; withdrew from political power in the 15th century by yielding to the Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua; and died out with Laufilitonga in 1865.
The Tui Tonga Empire, or Tongan Empire, are descriptions sometimes given to Tongan expansionism and projected hegemony in Oceania which began around 950 CE, reaching its peak during the period 1200–1500.
Tupenu is the Tongan term for a wrapped garment also called a sarong, lungi, or lava-lava, worn through much of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa and Oceania.
Tupou College is a Methodist boys' secondary boarding school in Toloa on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga.
Tupou VI (ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho; born 12 July 1959) is the King of Tonga.
A unitary state is a state governed as a single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any administrative divisions (sub-national units) exercise only the powers that the central government chooses to delegate.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States from 1838 to 1842.
The United States national rugby union team, nicknamed the Eagles, is controlled by USA Rugby.
The University of New England (UNE) is a public university in Australia with approximately 22,500 higher education students.
UTC+13:00 is an identifier for a +13 hour time offset from UTC.
Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia).
Vanuatu (or; Bislama, French), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.
Vavau is the island group of one large island (ʻUtu Vavaʻu) and 40 smaller ones in Tonga.
Viliami Ofahengaue (born 3 May 1968 in Kolofoou, Tonga), widely known as Willie O, is a former rugby union player who earned 41 caps for the Australian Wallabies from 1990 to 1998, and played in the World Cups of 1991 and 1995 as well as the 1993 World Cup Sevens.
Visitors to Tonga must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (Wallis-et-Futuna or Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna, Fakauvea and Fakafutuna: Uvea mo Futuna), is a French island collectivity in the South Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, and Tokelau to the northeast.
Wallisian, or Uvean (Fakauvea|), is the Polynesian language spoken on Wallis (also known as Uvea).
Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat.
Willem Cornelisz Schouten (– 1625) was a Dutch navigator for the Dutch East India Company.
William Charles Mariner (10 September 1791 – 20 October 1853) was an Englishman who lived in Tonga from 29November 1806 to (probably) 8November 1810.
Viliami William 'Willie' Marshall Mason (born 15 April 1980) is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s.
Villiami Sione "Willie" Tonga (born 8 August 1983 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer who last played for the Leigh Centurions in the Super League.
The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
The World Rugby Pacific Challenge, formerly the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup, is an annual rugby union football tournament held in Oceania since 2006.
The Pacific Nations Cup is an international rugby union competition currently held between three Pacific nations: Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade.
A writing system is any conventional method of visually representing verbal communication.
Wycliff Palu (born 27 July 1982 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union footballer of Tongan descent.
.to is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of the island kingdom of Tonga.
The 1987 Rugby World Cup was the first Rugby Union World Cup.
The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup.
The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union championship.
The 2006 Nukualofa riots started on 16 November, in the Tongan capital of Nukuokinaalofa.
The 2006 Tonga earthquake occurred on 4 May at with a moment magnitude of 8.0 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong).
The 2007 Rugby World Cup was the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.
The 2008 Rugby League World Cup was the thirteenth staging of the Rugby League World Cup since its inauguration in 1954, and the first since the 2000 tournament.
The 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami took place on 29 September 2009 in the southern Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone.
The 2009 Tonga earthquake occurred on March 19 at 18:17:41 UTC with a moment magnitude of 7.6 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong).
The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.
Pool A of the 2011 Rugby World Cup began on 9 September 2011 and was completed on 2 October.
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Jeisipsamhoe Donggye Ollimpik) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the eve of the opening ceremony.
Etymology of Tonga, Friendly Islands, Healthcare in Tonga, ISO 3166-1:TO, Kingdom of Tonga, Kingdom of tonga, Makatusi, Matahau, Tonga, Pule'anga Fakatu'i'o, Pule'anga Fakatu'i'o, Tonga, Pule`anga Fakatu`i `o Tonga, Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga, Renewable energy in Tonga, The Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga Archipelago, Tonga Time, Tongan Rugby, Tongan community, Tourism in Tonga.