Tonga meaning

tŏng'gə
A country in the southwest Pacific Ocean east of Fiji comprising about 150 islands, some 36 of which are inhabited. Long inhabited by Polynesians, the islands were sighted by the Dutch in 1616 and visited by the British navigator Capt. James Cook, who named them “The Friendly Islands” in the late 1700s. It became a British protectorate in 1900 and gained independence as a constitutional monarchy in 1970. Nuku'alofa is the capital and the largest city.
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A two-wheeled carriage of India.
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Kingdom occupying a group of islands (Tonga Islands) in the SW Pacific, east of Fiji; member of the Commonwealth: 289 sq mi (748 sq km); cap. Nukualofa.
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(India) A light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage used for transportation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(medicine) A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.
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A country in Oceania. Official name: Kingdom of Tonga.
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Origin of tonga

  • Tongan Tonga, from Samoan toga (“southern").
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  • From Hindi टाँगा (tanga).
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  • From Tonga
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