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TONGA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Tonga mean? 

TONGA (noun)
  The noun TONGA has 2 senses:

1. a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
2. the language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia)

  Familiarity information: TONGA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TONGA (noun)


Sense 1Tonga [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Friendly Islands; Kingdom of Tonga; Tonga

Instance hypernyms:

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)

Meronyms (members of "Tonga"):

Tongan (a Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga)

Holonyms ("Tonga" is a part of...):

Polynesia (the islands in the eastern part of Oceania)


Sense 2Tonga [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Tonga" is a kind of...):

Bantoid language; Bantu (a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent)


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