Tonga

What is Tonga known for?


books+fiction

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featuring singing

dance performances featuring singing and drumming. participation in the traditional land diving on Pentecost Island is reserved for those who have been circumcised . Circumcision is also commonly practised in the Polynesian islands of Samoa, Tonga, Niue, and Tikopia. In Samoa, it is accompanied by a celebration. Among some West African animist groups, such as the Dogon (Dogon people) and Dowayo, it is taken


events event

, Tokelauan, Niuean and Cook Islands culture. The Indian Dance group won the 2007 Annual Bollywood Highschool Dance Competition.events event-detail.php?event_id 213 Radio Tarana Events High School Dance Competition The first three quarters of the 19th century were marked by tribal warfare, incursions from neighbouring Tonga, and the increasing encroachment of foreign powers. This period also


fashion brand

and a Camel PR and marketing exercise. Unfortunately, at this time the international brands of RJ Reynolds (R._J._Reynolds_Tobacco_Company) (which included Worldwide Brand Inc, the owners of the CT brand) were in the process of being sold to Japan Tobacco Inc. JTI subsequently chose to change direction and instead concentrate on the Camel Active fashion brand. It was to be the last Camel Trophy event. - 2000 Tonga-Samoa Ribtec 655 Honda CRV and Defender 110 HCPU - Building missionaries were called by the president of the Tongan Mission in the early 1950s. R. Lanier Britsch, “The Church in the South Pacific,” Ensign, Feb 1976, 19 Among their major successes was building Liahona High School. From 1955 on, Wendell B. Mendenhall institutionalized building missionaries on a larger scale with skilled tradesmen called as supervisors of the missionaries. Most of the supervisors were Americans (United States), while most of the workers were young men indigenous to the areas of the South Pacific and Latin America where the work was carried out. However, at times the situation was more complex. One example is Jose Alvarez, who was a native of Argentina, but had lived in the United States for three years when he was called to go with his family to Chile, where he served as a building missionary supervisor. ''Church News'', May 12, 2007. Often, trainee or assistant building supervisors would work under the leadership of an experienced supervisor in preparation for an assignment as a fully-fledged supervisor of some project or group of missionaries. PacLII The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute collects and publishes legal materials from 20 Pacific Islands Countries on its website www.paclii.org which is hosted by AustLII. These countries are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Throughout the 1800s, Tongan raiders bartered for, and sometimes stole, the sail mats for which the Yasawa Islanders were famous. The islands were largely ignored by the wider world until World War II, when the United States military used them as communications outposts. - Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


field projects

on the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Solomon Islands in 1908. Their ethnographic work on 'Eddystone Island' (today known by its local name of Simbo) and in nearby Roviana, stands as one of the first modern anthropological field projects, and was the inspiration behind sections of Pat Barker's novel ''The Ghost Road''. Some of the data from the expedition appeared in Rivers' ''History of Melanesian Society'' in 1914, but most of their work did not make it into print until 1922, when Hocart began to publish a series of articles describing the core material. Immediately after his fieldwork in the Solomon Islands, Hocart travelled further east to Fiji, where he became the headmaster of Lakeba School, on the island of Lakeba in the Lau archipelago (Lau Islands). At the same time, he maintained a research affiliation with Oxford and traveled widely through western Polynesia, conducting research in Fiji, Rotuma, Wallis Island (Wallis and Futuna), Samoa, and Tonga. The result was roughly six years of ethnographic fieldwork that formed the basis for Hocart's reputation today as one of the most important early ethnographers of Oceania. right thumb 200px A photo of the tortoise's preserved body, 2003. (image:TuiMalila.jpg) '''Tu'i Malila''' (1777 - 19 May 1965) was a tortoise given to the royal family of Tonga by Captain James Cook. It was a radiated tortoise (''Geochelone radiata'') from Madagascar and is the second longest-lived tortoise whose age has been verified. The name means ''King Malila'' in the Tongan language. Tu'i Malila was born around 1777 and then given by Captain Cook to the Tongan royal family upon his visit to Tonga in July 1777. Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


active fashion

and a Camel PR and marketing exercise. Unfortunately, at this time the international brands of RJ Reynolds (R._J._Reynolds_Tobacco_Company) (which included Worldwide Brand Inc, the owners of the CT brand) were in the process of being sold to Japan Tobacco Inc. JTI subsequently chose to change direction and instead concentrate on the Camel Active fashion brand. It was to be the last Camel Trophy event. - 2000 Tonga-Samoa Ribtec 655 Honda CRV and Defender 110 HCPU - Building missionaries were called by the president of the Tongan Mission in the early 1950s. R. Lanier Britsch, “The Church in the South Pacific,” Ensign, Feb 1976, 19 Among their major successes was building Liahona High School. From 1955 on, Wendell B. Mendenhall institutionalized building missionaries on a larger scale with skilled tradesmen called as supervisors of the missionaries. Most of the supervisors were Americans (United States), while most of the workers were young men indigenous to the areas of the South Pacific and Latin America where the work was carried out. However, at times the situation was more complex. One example is Jose Alvarez, who was a native of Argentina, but had lived in the United States for three years when he was called to go with his family to Chile, where he served as a building missionary supervisor. ''Church News'', May 12, 2007. Often, trainee or assistant building supervisors would work under the leadership of an experienced supervisor in preparation for an assignment as a fully-fledged supervisor of some project or group of missionaries. PacLII The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute collects and publishes legal materials from 20 Pacific Islands Countries on its website www.paclii.org which is hosted by AustLII. These countries are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Throughout the 1800s, Tongan raiders bartered for, and sometimes stole, the sail mats for which the Yasawa Islanders were famous. The islands were largely ignored by the wider world until World War II, when the United States military used them as communications outposts. - Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


traditional water

Stamps work Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials publisher American Philatelic Society url http: www.stamps.org CARE subp2.htm accessdate 2008-07-06 and Tonga in April 1969 in an attempt to avoid the tendency of traditional water-activated stamps to stick together in humid conditions.


personal relationship

that "the Imperial family of Japan and the Royal family of Tonga have developed a cordial and personal relationship over the years". thumb 260px left James Cook witnessing human sacrifice in Tahiti (File:James Cook, English navigator, witnessing human sacrifice in Taihiti (Otaheite) c. 1773.jpg) c. 1773 Cook almost encountered the mainland of Antarctica, but turned back north towards Tahiti to resupply his ship. He then resumed his southward course in a second fruitless attempt to find the supposed continent. On this leg of the voyage he brought with him a young Tahitian named Omai, who proved to be somewhat less knowledgeable about the Pacific than Tupaia (Tupaia (navigator)) had been on the first voyage. On his return voyage, in 1774 he landed at the Friendly Islands (Tonga), Easter Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. His reports upon his return home put to rest the popular myth of Terra Australis. Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


song long

at Welsh (Wales) rugby union matches, Australians later modified the tune and created their own chant (Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!). England supporters sing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", a song long popular in rugby union clubs since the words lend themselves readily to a sequence of lewd hand gestures, which the Australians have been singing as well in the last decade. The Welsh sing "Cwm Rhondda", which is the tune of the hymn "Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer", as well as the chorus of Max Boyce's "Hymns and Arias". ''The Fields of Athenry'' is often sung at matches by supporters of the Irish rugby union team (Ireland national rugby union team). The New Zealand team (the All Blacks) are known for engaging in a ritual Māori (Māori people) haka (Haka of the All Blacks) before international matches. The Fiji team performs the cibi; the Samoa team the siva tau; and the Tonga team the sipa tau. The Pacific Islanders rugby union team, a joint Fiji Samoa Tonga representative team that played for the first time in 2004, uses a specially composed chant combining elements of each nation's traditional chant. '''John Hopoate''' (born 16 January 1974 in Nuku Commons:Category:Tonga (Nukuʻalofa) WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


unusual designs

; Tonga's postage stamps (Postage stamps and postal history of Tonga), which feature colourful and often unusual designs (including heart-shaped and banana-shaped stamps), are popular with philatelists around the world. <

Tonga

'''Tonga''' ( of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people. Official Tongan Government Tourism Website 70% of Tongans reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Tonga stretches over about in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (Kermadec Islands) (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.

Tonga became known as the '''Friendly Islands''' because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook (James Cook) on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the '' i Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner (William Mariner (writer)), the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan. Mariner, William (William Mariner (writer)) and Martin (John Martin (meteorologist)), John (1817). ''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 arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years' resident in those islands'', Volume 2, pp. 64–65. Retrieved 3 November 2010.

Tonga has never lost its sovereignty to a foreign power. The Commonwealth. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy , after legislative (legislature) reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections.

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