Definition of Tongan
1. Noun. A Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga.
2. Adjective. Of or relating to the island monarchy of Tonga or its people. "Tongan beaches"
3. Noun. The Polynesian language spoken by the Tongan people.
Definition of Tongan
1. Proper noun. The Tongan language. ¹
2. Noun. A person from Tonga or of Tongan descent. ¹
3. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Tonga, the Tongan people or the Tongan language. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tongan
Tongan monetary unit
Literary usage of Tongan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1847)
"The tongan Islanders. The groupe or archipelago of the tongan Isles, so termed by modern navigators, comprises, according to the most accurate accounts, ..."
2. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"tongan—of. gi, to whimper; gigi, to whine ; gihi, to sob. Ext. Poly. ... 'io, the cry of a chicken ; 'io'io, to peep, to cry. tongan—cf. ..."
3. George Brown, D.D.: Pioneer-missionary and Explorer, an Autobiography by George Brown (1908)
"He published a tongan Blue Book, which was circulated amongst the members of the General Conference held in Melbourne. This contained, amongst other papers, ..."
4. Fiji and the Fijians by Thomas Williams, James Calvert (1858)
"Fear of the great tongan was no longer to stand in the way, and measures of powerful suppression were to be at ouce taken. ..."
5. Notes by a Naturalist: An Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of by Henry Nottidge Moseley (1892)
"tongan Natives. Mode of Hairdressing. Facial Expression of the Natives. ... Dress of tongan Women. Getting Fire by Friction. Deserted Plantations. ..."
6. The Coral Lands of the Pacific: Their Peoples and Their Products by H. Stonehewer Cooper (1882)
"tongan TRADITIONS. As in Fiji, rank is very strictly observed in Tonga. In the old days there existed two chiefs in that group who claimed a sort of divine ..."
7. An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the by Abraham Fornander, John F. G. Stokes (1885)
"... and the Old Irish / has its parallel in the Hawaiian w, the New Zealand wh becoming in the Samoan, tongan, Tahitian, and others /. ..."
8. Coral Lands by H. Stonehewer Cooper (1880)
"tongan TRADITIONS. As in Fiji, rank is very strictly observed in Tonga. In the old days there existed t\vo chiefs in that group who claimed ..."