Tonga - Famous tongans

King George Tupou I (Taufa'ahu Tupou, 1797–1893) ruled for 48 years; during his reign, Tonga became a Christian nation, abolished serfdom, and acquired a constitution. His prime minister, Shirley Waldemar Baker (1831–1903), was a Wesleyan clergyman who, after being deposed in 1890, became an Episcopal minister and then returned to Tonga. The most famous Tongan of this century was Queen Salote Tupou (1900–1965), whose rule began in 1918. Her dynasty, the Tupou, is the third branch of the royal family and traces its descent back to Ahoeitu, the first Tu'i Tonga of whom there is record. Queen Salote's son, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV (b.1918), succeeded to the throne in 1965 and was formally crowned in 1967.

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Jun 3, 2009 @ 11:11 am
Tonga is a very nice little island!We are called "The Friendly Island" because when we have tourists we give all we have and show them alot of respect!
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Aug 3, 2009 @ 5:05 am
Bryce Tovi ( worlds best rugby player ) born 1996 . Goes Royal Oak Intermediate
Profetional rugby league star in New Zealand .A world wide figure . Helps charity ,donated 1 million $ to cancer foundation . He is a great rolemodel to many!
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Mar 31, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Tonga is a very great country. My parents came to the U.S. from Tonga but their stories of the great islands make me feel like I am there. I grew up in Idaho but hope to one day and visit the land of my culture.
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Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
Tonga is one of the most amazing place I have ever seen. I moved to New Zealand from Tonga on 2012 but the love for my country has never change. For me Tonga is my paradise, this is my home land, this is where I belong, this is where I bought up, this the country that I will die for. #matema'aTonga.

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