children in tonga | Picture of Tongan people (Tonga): Kids at school in Ofu island

children in tonga | Picture of Tongan people (Tonga): Kids at school in Ofu island

Tongan students wearing fa seed necklaces perform the Lakalaka dance for the king in Tonga.

Tongan students wearing fa seed necklaces perform the Lakalaka dance for the king in Tonga.

Tauolunga one of Tonga's traditional dances. #Tonga #Culture #People #Tradition #Oceania

Tauolunga one of Tonga's traditional dances. #Tonga #Culture #People #Tradition #Oceania

Tulou means excuse me. Mannerism for Samoans. You always have to say "tulou" when passing in front of someone or we'll be scolded at by an elder.

Tulou means excuse me. Mannerism for Samoans. You always have to say "tulou" when passing in front of someone or we'll be scolded at by an elder.

Language: In the image, we see Tongan people speaking and greeting each other. They are speaking the language Tongan. Tongan is the main language of Tonga, with English coming second. English is taught as a secondary language in school. The language features many symbols and accents in the different words. Most of the time, first names mean something. For example, the male name Ahu means smoke. A common greeting in Tonga is: Ko hai ho hingoa? This translates to: What is your name?

Language: In the image, we see Tongan people speaking and greeting each other. They are speaking the language Tongan. Tongan is the main language of Tonga, with English coming second. English is taught as a secondary language in school. The language features many symbols and accents in the different words. Most of the time, first names mean something. For example, the male name Ahu means smoke. A common greeting in Tonga is: Ko hai ho hingoa? This translates to: What is your name?

Tongan traditional wedding attire. I will never wear this but I see it when I'm with my mom's family. Tapa cloth is VERY valuable to the Tongan people so it's always worn for every and all occasion.

Tongan traditional wedding attire. I will never wear this but I see it when I'm with my mom's family. Tapa cloth is VERY valuable to the Tongan people so it's always worn for every and all occasion.

The Brownface Controversy Surrounding “Jonah From Tonga” -- SIGN THE PETITION TO HAVE THIS SHOW PULLED FROM HBO! It's racist and stereotypical of Tongan people and to the world. Chris Lilley's "comedy" is not funny but disrespectful and should never see the light of day.

The Brownface Controversy Surrounding “Jonah From Tonga” -- SIGN THE PETITION TO HAVE THIS SHOW PULLED FROM HBO! It's racist and stereotypical of Tongan people and to the world. Chris Lilley's "comedy" is not funny but disrespectful and should never see the light of day.

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