Who was the first Tongan King?

Who was the first Tongan King?

Who was the first Tongan King?

George Tupou I
George Tupou I, the first king of Tonga, was the 19th Tuʻi Kanokupolu.

Who was the king of Tonga?

Tupou VISince 2012

When did Tonga get a king?

Between 1799 and 1852 Tonga went through a period of war and disorder. This was finally ended by Taufa’ahau, who was converted to Christianity in 1831 by the Methodist missionaries. He became Tu’i Kanokupolu and subsequently took the title King George Tupou I in 1845.

Who first settled in Tonga?

While excavating, researchers found a coral file artifact from within the beach. (Image credit: David Burley.) The first Polynesian settlers sailed to Tonga between 2,830 and 2,846 years ago, according to new research.

What are the Tongan values?

Tongan society is guided by four core values, all of which combine to ensure a genuine welcome to visitors to the Kingdom. The four core values are Fefaka’apa’apa’aki (mutual respect), Feveitokai’aki (sharing, cooperating and fulfilment of mutual obligations), Lototoo (humility and generosity) and Tauhi vaha’a (loyalty and commitment).

What languages are spoken in Tonga?

Official Languages of Tonga. English. English is one of the official languages of Tonga. While Tongan is the most commonly used language among the population, English is the primary means of instruction for education in the island. Most of the English language speakers are located in towns.

How many islands in Tongan?

Tonga, officially Kingdom of Tonga, Tongan Fakatuʿi ʿo Tonga, also called Friendly Islands, country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean . It consists of some 170 islands divided into three main island groups: Tongatapu in the south, Haʿapai in the centre, and Vavaʿu in the north.

What is Tongan for and?

Tongan is one of the multiple languages in the Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages, along with Hawaiian, Māori, Samoan and Tahitian, for example. Together with Niuean, it forms the Tongic subgroup of Polynesian. Tongan is unusual among Polynesian languages in that it has a so-called definitive accent.