Tonga

Country Tonga
Capital Nukuʻalofa
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Paʻanga(TOP)
Languages Tongan & English

Nuku Alofa

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Introduction

Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

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Tonga - Wikipedia
Tonga - CIA World Fact Book
Tonga - BBC
Tonga - Timeline - BBC

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Stars call for new Tongan administration amid wild celebrations - NRL.COMStars call for new Tongan administration amid wild celebrations  NRL.COM

Tonga star meets his father for the first time as Kingdom celebrates historic win over Australia - TVNZTonga star meets his father for the first time as Kingdom celebrates historic win over Australia  TVNZ

Sport: Tonga's 'Zane Train' tipped to succeed with Highlanders - RNZSport: Tonga's 'Zane Train' tipped to succeed with Highlanders  RNZ

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a New One - The New York TimesThis Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a New One  The New York Times

Sport: Tonga's rugby league celebrations to continue - RNZSport: Tonga's rugby league celebrations to continue  RNZ

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tongan archipelago - The GuardianVolcanic eruption creates new island in Tongan archipelago  The Guardian

Rugby leagues Pacific revolution goes global after Tongan triumph - The GuardianRugby leagues Pacific revolution goes global after Tongan triumph  The Guardian

Tonga shock Australia to win rugby league international - The GuardianTonga shock Australia to win rugby league international  The Guardian

Act needed to improve Tonga's sporting industry - Matangi TongaAct needed to improve Tonga's sporting industry  Matangi Tonga

New Honorary French Consul to Tonga - Matangi TongaNew Honorary French Consul to Tonga  Matangi Tonga

Tonga Invitational calls for new RL governance - Matangi TongaTonga Invitational calls for new RL governance  Matangi Tonga

Tonga and Samoa Measles outbreaks (DG ECHO, governments and media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 November 2019) - Samoa - ReliefWebTonga and Samoa Measles outbreaks (DG ECHO, governments and media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 November 2019) - Samoa  ReliefWeb

Great Britain slump against Tonga Invitational XIII after 12-year break - The GuardianGreat Britain slump against Tonga Invitational XIII after 12-year break  The Guardian

Tonga gets BIGGER: Underwater volcanic eruption which lasted 18 days creates new 1300-foot island - Daily MailTonga gets BIGGER: Underwater volcanic eruption which lasted 18 days creates new 1300-foot island  Daily Mail

Tonga declare public holiday to celebrate stunning Test upset over Kangaroos by Kristian Woolf's 'Winning Warriors' - NRL.COMTonga declare public holiday to celebrate stunning Test upset over Kangaroos by Kristian Woolf's 'Winning Warriors'  NRL.COM

Tonga Measles Outbreak 2019 - Situation Report #3 - Tonga - ReliefWebTonga Measles Outbreak 2019 - Situation Report #3 - Tonga  ReliefWeb

Measles outbreak: Tonga launch re-vaccinations - RNZMeasles outbreak: Tonga launch re-vaccinations  RNZ

Tonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads - Medical XpressTonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads  Medical Xpress

Temporary Closure of all Government Primary Schools of Tonga - Tonga - ReliefWebTemporary Closure of all Government Primary Schools of Tonga - Tonga  ReliefWeb

Two Kiwis and a Tongan named as finalists for 2019 Golden Boot - Stuff.co.nzTwo Kiwis and a Tongan named as finalists for 2019 Golden Boot  Stuff.co.nz

Tonga Measles Outbreak 2019 - Situation Report #4 - Tonga - ReliefWebTonga Measles Outbreak 2019 - Situation Report #4 - Tonga  ReliefWeb

Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita will need to stand tall if Tongan passion is to trump Aussie precision - NRL.COMJason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita will need to stand tall if Tongan passion is to trump Aussie precision  NRL.COM

'They're up there': Roos praise Tonga after historic win - NRL.COM'They're up there': Roos praise Tonga after historic win  NRL.COM

Legal action withdrawn, helping pave way for Tonga to reunite - NRL.COMLegal action withdrawn, helping pave way for Tonga to reunite  NRL.COM

Golden Boot 2019 nominees announced: Tonga stars Taukeiaho, Lolohea in running - NRL.COMGolden Boot 2019 nominees announced: Tonga stars Taukeiaho, Lolohea in running  NRL.COM

Tonga aiming to create history by securing first win over Kangaroos - TVNZTonga aiming to create history by securing first win over Kangaroos  TVNZ

Tonga fans parade through central Auckland, dance on public transport after win over Kangaroos - TVNZTonga fans parade through central Auckland, dance on public transport after win over Kangaroos  TVNZ

'Gobsmacked' Fifita in disbelief after Tongan triumph - NRL.COM'Gobsmacked' Fifita in disbelief after Tongan triumph  NRL.COM

Second large scaled battery energy storage for Tongatapu - Matangi TongaSecond large scaled battery energy storage for Tongatapu  Matangi Tonga

Incredible scenes as Tonga perform Sipi Tau - NRL.COMIncredible scenes as Tonga perform Sipi Tau  NRL.COM

Tonga coach denies financial wrongdoing accusations as Tongan league saga rumbles on - TVNZTonga coach denies financial wrongdoing accusations as Tongan league saga rumbles on  TVNZ

Rugby league Test match 2019: Tonga vs Australia, public holiday - NEWS.com.auRugby league Test match 2019: Tonga vs Australia, public holiday  NEWS.com.au

Hopoate sends Jennings over for Tonga - NRL.COMHopoate sends Jennings over for Tonga  NRL.COM

Strong quake strikes off Tonga - NewshubStrong quake strikes off Tonga  Newshub

00:45 Tonga produce truly epic try - NRL.COM00:45 Tonga produce truly epic try  NRL.COM

'Everyone's crying' Tonga stars react to history-making victory over Kangaroos - TVNZ'Everyone's crying' Tonga stars react to history-making victory over Kangaroos  TVNZ

Great Britain Rugby League Lions 6-14 Tonga Invitational XIII as it happened - Live - BBC NewsGreat Britain Rugby League Lions 6-14 Tonga Invitational XIII as it happened - Live  BBC News

Tesi Niu a standout in gutsy Tonga win - NRL.COMTesi Niu a standout in gutsy Tonga win  NRL.COM

Tonga Rugby 7s applauds Fetuli Paea - Matangi TongaTonga Rugby 7s applauds Fetuli Paea  Matangi Tonga

Tonga police move to crack down on violence after ugly street brawls - TVNZTonga police move to crack down on violence after ugly street brawls  TVNZ

Sportwatch: A-League Melbourne derby, Tonga stun Kangaroos, WBBL as it happened - The GuardianSportwatch: A-League Melbourne derby, Tonga stun Kangaroos, WBBL as it happened  The Guardian

Frizell warns Tonga will be fired up for revenge against Kangaroos - Sydney Morning HeraldFrizell warns Tonga will be fired up for revenge against Kangaroos  Sydney Morning Herald

01:39 Tonga perform stirring Sipi Tau - NRL.COM01:39 Tonga perform stirring Sipi Tau  NRL.COM

Underwater eruption near Tonga creates new island - but another island is gone - Stuff.co.nzUnderwater eruption near Tonga creates new island - but another island is gone  Stuff.co.nz

Jason Taumalolo urges Tonga to move on from board dispute - TVNZJason Taumalolo urges Tonga to move on from board dispute  TVNZ

Tonga name near-full strength side for first Test with Great Britain - TVNZTonga name near-full strength side for first Test with Great Britain  TVNZ

Tonga and Samoa stand in Australia's sevens qualifying path for Tokyo - Sydney Morning HeraldTonga and Samoa stand in Australia's sevens qualifying path for Tokyo  Sydney Morning Herald

Island of origin push boosts Tonga prowess - waateanews.comIsland of origin push boosts Tonga prowess  waateanews.com

Murray to debut as Kangaroos prepare to take down 'big' Tonga - NRL.COMMurray to debut as Kangaroos prepare to take down 'big' Tonga  NRL.COM

Sport: Tonga fans turn up in numbers ahead of triple-header - RNZSport: Tonga fans turn up in numbers ahead of triple-header  RNZ

20192020 Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook for Tonga - Tonga - ReliefWeb20192020 Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook for Tonga - Tonga  ReliefWeb

Celebrations continue for Tonga as public holiday declared for win over Australia - Stuff.co.nzCelebrations continue for Tonga as public holiday declared for win over Australia  Stuff.co.nz

Measles Alert for Tonga - Matangi TongaMeasles Alert for Tonga  Matangi Tonga

Taukeiaho: Emotions to run high for Tonga's Test 'homecoming' - NRL.COMTaukeiaho: Emotions to run high for Tonga's Test 'homecoming'  NRL.COM

Tonga restore pride in the jersey - NRL.COMTonga restore pride in the jersey  NRL.COM

Cook Islands stun Tonga at Nines World Cup with crushing win - TVNZCook Islands stun Tonga at Nines World Cup with crushing win  TVNZ

Fifita proud of Tonga's next generation - NRL.COMFifita proud of Tonga's next generation  NRL.COM

The emotional family loss driving Kotoni Staggs in Tonga return - Fox SportsThe emotional family loss driving Kotoni Staggs in Tonga return  Fox Sports

GB coach Bennett upbeat ahead of Kiwis Test despite Tonga loss - Sydney Morning HeraldGB coach Bennett upbeat ahead of Kiwis Test despite Tonga loss  Sydney Morning Herald

Representative Kangaroos v Tonga Invitational preview Yesterday - NRL.COMRepresentative Kangaroos v Tonga Invitational preview Yesterday  NRL.COM

Sport: Tongan team want to move on from chaos - RNZSport: Tongan team want to move on from chaos  RNZ

Tonga v Australia: Daly Cherry-Evans says upset win changes international landscape - NRL.COMTonga v Australia: Daly Cherry-Evans says upset win changes international landscape  NRL.COM

02:02 Australia v Tonga Invitational - NRL.COM02:02 Australia v Tonga Invitational  NRL.COM

Samoa braced for Tonga backlash after upset loss to Cook Islands - NRL.COMSamoa braced for Tonga backlash after upset loss to Cook Islands  NRL.COM

Sport: Tonga, Australia to battle for finals spot at Oceania 7s tournament - RNZSport: Tonga, Australia to battle for finals spot at Oceania 7s tournament  RNZ

Rugby league: Two Kiwis, one Tongan in line for Golden Boot award - NewshubRugby league: Two Kiwis, one Tongan in line for Golden Boot award  Newshub

Concern for New Caledonia after Tonga futsal player gets measles - RNZConcern for New Caledonia after Tonga futsal player gets measles  RNZ

Tonga qualifies for Final 7s Olympic Qualification Tournament - Matangi TongaTonga qualifies for Final 7s Olympic Qualification Tournament  Matangi Tonga

Let the jersey down: Freddy and Joey blast Kangaroos for not respecting Tonga - Fox SportsLet the jersey down: Freddy and Joey blast Kangaroos for not respecting Tonga  Fox Sports

Three Australian Navy ships to visit - Matangi TongaThree Australian Navy ships to visit  Matangi Tonga

Kangaroos v Tonga: Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns accuse beaten Australia of lacking respect for opponents - NRL.COMKangaroos v Tonga: Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns accuse beaten Australia of lacking respect for opponents  NRL.COM

Tonga Invitational v Great Britain: Test match preivew - NRL.COMTonga Invitational v Great Britain: Test match preivew  NRL.COM

Grand final experience has Great Britain Lions primed for Tonga - NRL.COMGrand final experience has Great Britain Lions primed for Tonga  NRL.COM

Australian High Commissioner accused of 'meddling' in Tongan affairs - RNZAustralian High Commissioner accused of 'meddling' in Tongan affairs  RNZ

PM appreciates Tonga Rugby League Invitational XIII - Matangi TongaPM appreciates Tonga Rugby League Invitational XIII  Matangi Tonga

Test teams: Shaun Johnson axed as big name Tongans return for Kangaroos clash - Fox SportsTest teams: Shaun Johnson axed as big name Tongans return for Kangaroos clash  Fox Sports

Tonga look ahead to Tests after early 9s exit - NRL.COMTonga look ahead to Tests after early 9s exit  NRL.COM

The lesson Simi Moala took from his mission trip in Tonga to the Utah football field - The AthleticThe lesson Simi Moala took from his mission trip in Tonga to the Utah football field  The Athletic

Tonga's 14-6 Great Britain Lions: GB beaten on Test return - BBC SportTonga's 14-6 Great Britain Lions: GB beaten on Test return  BBC Sport

Frizell tells Kangaroos to be wary of revenge-hungry Tonga - Fox SportsFrizell tells Kangaroos to be wary of revenge-hungry Tonga  Fox Sports

Tonga get Test status for league clashes despite old board blow-up - Fox SportsTonga get Test status for league clashes despite old board blow-up  Fox Sports

Jason Taumalolo not satisfied as Tonga look to create more history against Australia - Stuff.co.nzJason Taumalolo not satisfied as Tonga look to create more history against Australia  Stuff.co.nz

Richo's vision: 22 rounds, standalone Origins, more Tests and World 9s circuit - NRL.COMRicho's vision: 22 rounds, standalone Origins, more Tests and World 9s circuit  NRL.COM

Match Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Cook Islands - NRL.COMMatch Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Cook Islands  NRL.COM

Public consultation proposed on legalising hemp in Tonga - RNZPublic consultation proposed on legalising hemp in Tonga  RNZ

Fiji hope to replicate Tonga's rugby league success - RNZFiji hope to replicate Tonga's rugby league success  RNZ

The Great Britain Lions go into New Zealand Test bruised and beaten - The GuardianThe Great Britain Lions go into New Zealand Test bruised and beaten  The Guardian

Match Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Fiji - NRL.COMMatch Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Fiji  NRL.COM

Tonga too good for Kangaroos in massive boilover - The RoarTonga too good for Kangaroos in massive boilover  The Roar

'I needed to be better': Shock loss to Tongans takes gloss off Tedesco's bumper year - The Age'I needed to be better': Shock loss to Tongans takes gloss off Tedesco's bumper year  The Age

Former Tonga PM fails in appeal bid - RNZFormer Tonga PM fails in appeal bid  RNZ

Tonga issues measles alert - POST-COURIERTonga issues measles alert  POST-COURIER

Highlanders name Tongan hitman Zane Kapeli in 2020 Super Rugby squad - Stuff.co.nzHighlanders name Tongan hitman Zane Kapeli in 2020 Super Rugby squad  Stuff.co.nz

How Tony Iro's Cook Islands plan to become the 'new Tonga' of international rugby league - NRL.COMHow Tony Iro's Cook Islands plan to become the 'new Tonga' of international rugby league  NRL.COM

Sport: Tonga face tough task at Oceania Olympic 7s qualifier - RNZSport: Tonga face tough task at Oceania Olympic 7s qualifier  RNZ

Racing 92 sideline Tonga prop Ben Tameifuna until he loses 20kg - Stuff.co.nzRacing 92 sideline Tonga prop Ben Tameifuna until he loses 20kg  Stuff.co.nz

Measles: Tonga moves to control outbreak linked to NZ - RNZMeasles: Tonga moves to control outbreak linked to NZ  RNZ

Tonga Invitational XIII v Great Britain Rugby League Lions (Sat) - BBC SportTonga Invitational XIII v Great Britain Rugby League Lions (Sat)  BBC Sport

Frizell eyes Tonga after special win in own backyard - NRL.COMFrizell eyes Tonga after special win in own backyard  NRL.COM

Match Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Samoa - NRL.COMMatch Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Samoa  NRL.COM