Tongan leid

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lea faka-Tonga
Spoken natively in Tonga;
signeeficant immigrant commonty in New Zealand an the Unitit States
Native speakers 96,000 in Tonga  (1998)[1]
73,000 ensewhaur (na date), primarily in NZ, US, an Australie[2]
Leid faimlie
Writin seestem Laitin-based
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in Tonga
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 to
ISO 639-2 ton
ISO 639-3 ton
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Tongan (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesie leid o the Polynesie branch spoken in Tonga. It haes aroond 200,000 speakers[3][nae in citation given] an is a naitional leid o Tonga. It is a VSO (verb–subject–object) leid.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tongan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Tongan leid at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. "Kingdom of Tonga country brief". Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 2010-09-24.