Languages

Tongan

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  • Language: Tongan
  • Alternate names: TONGA
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:ton
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Tongic
  • Number of speakers: -
  • Script: -

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Introduction

Closely related to Niue. There are slight dialect differences from north to south. 86% lexical similarity with Wallisian, 66% with Samoan. The ethnic group is predominantly monolingual in Tongan (1997 J. Siegel). National language. Dictionary. VSO. Newspapers, radio programs. Agriculturalists. Bible 1862-1966.


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