Tongan leid

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Tongan
lea faka-Tonga
Native tae 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]
Laitin-based
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Tonga
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 to
ISO 639-2 ton
ISO 639-3 ton
Glottolog tong1325[3]
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Tongan (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesie leid o the Polynesie branch spoken in Tonga. It haes aroond 200,000 speakers[4][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. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tonga (Tonga Islands)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. "Kingdom of Tonga country brief". Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 2010-09-24.