Definition of Tonga

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

Exact synonyms: Friendly Islands, Kingdom Of Tonga
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Polynesia
Member holonyms: Tongan
Derivative terms: Tongan



2. Noun. The language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia).
Generic synonyms: Bantoid Language, Bantu

Definition of Tonga

1. n. A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.

2. n. A kind of light two-wheeled vehicle, usually for four persons, drawn by ponies or bullocks.

Definition of Tonga

1. Proper noun. A country in Oceania. Official name: Kingdom of Tonga. ¹

2. Noun. (India) A light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage used for transportation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus ''Epipremnum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tonga

1. a light cart used in India [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tonga

1. A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonga

toners
tones
tonetic
tonetically
tonetics
tonette
tonettes
tonewheel
tonewheels
tonewood
tonewoods
toney
tonfa
tong
tong ho
tonga (current term)
tongas
tongbaite
tonged
tonger
tongers
tonging
tongkang
tongkangs
tongman
tongmen
tongs
tongster
tongsters
tonguage

Literary usage of Tonga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1911)
"He thinks that Lalo-tonga meant iin«&r-tonga—that is to say, that the people gave the name tonga to some elevation, hill, or mountain, under which they ..."

2. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1899)
"THE WAR OF tonga AND SAMOA AND ORIGIN OF THE NAME MALIETOA. ... In those days Samoa was subjected to the rule of the king of tonga, called Tui-tonga, ..."

3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1892)
"Universal name in Polynesia Manuka, a shrub, NZ Piu, a fern, NZ; Piu, species cocoanut, tonga Poroporo, species of solanum, NZ, Mangaia ; Polo, shrub, tonga ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"In our own time the intercourse between Fiji and tonga has been constant. ... The practical nearness of tonga to Fiji is shown by the ease and security with ..."

5. The Bookman (1914)
"which slopes up from the Kalka tonga- road to the English church, the town hall, the post-office, and Jakko Hill, a thickly-wooded height rising a thousand ..."

6. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1896)
"IN the remote past, tonga-iti arrived at Rarotonga, accompanied by his wife, ... Having concluded this bargain, Tou-tika went in search of tonga-iti and ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1817)
"I. An Account of the Natives of the tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean; with an original Grammar and Vocabulary of their Language; compiled and ..."

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