Sentence Examples

  • Their prior conversion to Christianity gave the people from Tonga several advantages over their neighbors.
  • While, under the control of Europeans, the Tongans have shown some aptitude for administration, they fail when left to themselves.
  • The missionaries, finding their position secure, presently began to take action in political affairs, and persuaded the king to grant a constitution to the Tongans, who welcomed it with a kind of childish enthusiasm, but were far from fitted to receive it.
  • The natives are keen traders, and though uncouth in manners when compared with their nearest neighbours, the Tongans and Samoans, are friendly to Europeans.
  • The Fijians are a people of Melanesian (Papuan) stock much crossed with Polynesians (Tongans and Samoans).

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