Tonga language resources
Tonga is spoken on a daily basis in: Zimbabwe, Zambia
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Motto: Ko e ?Otua mo Tonga ko hoku tofi?a
("God and Tonga are my Inheritance") Anthem(s): Ko e fasi ?o e tu?i ?o e ?Otu Tonga Capital Nuku?alofa
21°08'S 175°12'W Largest city Nuku?alofa Official language(s) Tongan, English Government Monarchy - King George Tupou V - Prime Minister Dr. Feleti Sevele Monarchy - Independence 4 June 1970, from British protectorate status Area - Total 748 kmē (186th)
289 sq mi - Water (%) 4 Population - July 2005 est. 102,000 (194th) - Density 153/kmē (67th1)
396/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate - Total $817 million (167th) - Per capita $7,984 (76th) HDI (2003) 0.810 (54th) high Currency Pa?anga (TOP) Time zone (UTC+13) - Summer (DST) (UTC+13) Internet TLD .to Calling code +676 1 based on 2005 figures.
For other uses, see Tonga (disambiguation).
Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, (Tongan for "south"), is an independent archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean. It lies about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii, south of Samoa and east of Fiji.
The islands are also known as the Friendly Islands, the name given by Captain Cook because of the friendly reception he received (getting food and water) . He happened to arrive at the time of ?inasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu?i Tonga. According to the writer William Mariner, in reality the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook, but had been unable to agree on a plan. Some Tongans regard this allegation by Mariner as slander. 
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All data is derived from UNESCO.