Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 177 islands of which 52 islands are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290sqmi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000sqmi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. It has a population 103,000 people of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.
Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.
Tonga's population is 358, making it the seventh most populous village in Tuvalu. It is the main village of the island of Nanumanga, comprising 52% of the population of the island. The only other village is on the island Tokelau.
Wilfred’s Lounge in downtown Napa is now presenting music on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m ... The group specializes in tiki, surf, spy, spaghetti Western and far-out stereophonic sci-fi music ... of Tonga.
PESHAWAR ... In the provincial capital, the day dawned with a 21-gun salute and prayers for the security and progress of Pakistan ... At QayyumSports Complex, the directorate of sports organised a car show followed by musical and dance performances, national sports heroes’ award ceremony, fireworks, tonga and rickshaw decoration show ... .
The first arrivals at Tonga’s international airport were greeted with garlands, music and tears, as families were reunited. More than 3,000Tongans were stuck overseas when the country’s borders shut in 2020 ... .
Films banner or otherwise, it was all due to two musical titans who weaned him off being a Saigal clone ...Mukesh Chandra Mathur had displayed an interest in music right from his childhood, convincing his elder sister's music teacher to tutor him too ... His old schoolmate Roshan provided the music and Indeevar the lyrics. Tonga driver.
As we stood on the roadside, waiting for the tonga to take us to school, the surrounding tea stalls all played Hindi filmi music ... their connections with music directors and lyricists; and to know some basic facts alongside, including that the two most familiar names of Hindi music, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, were sisters.
The British singer James Blunt, meanwhile, jokingly threatened to release new music should Spotify fail to act ...Tonga is not for sale ... Some of the nuances of this debate are pretty specific—moderating audio is hard; Spotify also hosts music, which does not have the same needs as news—but it mostly boils down to a more fundamental conceptual question.
From local music and shows to options for those of you who don’t mind traveling a bit, there’s something for everyone ...Happy TrailsDJ service will be providing music, and concessions will be available for donation ... A full day of activities is planned, with a silent auction, art walk, and live music.
CEOs of the nation’s largest airlines say that interference from the wireless service on a key instrument on planes is worse than they originally thought ... Here is a rundown of the issue from The Associated Press ... Both ... “If U.S ... +29. Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster. +3. Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88.
Since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Seini Taumoepeau has barely slept ... Tonga volcano eruption ... ‘We’re going to pray and play music and wait,’ so everyone was waiting online together through the night.” ... Tsunami-hit Tonga faces communication challenges, says Jacinda Ardern – video.
The ‘Tonga’ hitmaker in December performed at the first edition of the ... The artiste is the composer of the popular Ghanaian songs ‘Tonga’, ‘Strawberry’, ‘Cigarette’ among others and has been in the Ghanaian music scene for awhile with lots of collaborations with other artistes.
When most people think of the sport rugby, Tonga is not at the top of the list of competitors ... The players were all male and the sport was often played in front of chiefs or the ancient kings of Tonga ... The term “faiva” is normally used within and outside of Tonga to refer to Tongan performance arts, including dance, music, and poetry ... Tonga.” n.d.
Thailand has reopened its borders to vaccinated tourists from over 60 'low-risk' countries including UK, China, the US and most of Europe after 18 months of strict Covid restrictions ... Pictured. Tourists walk on a beach in Phuket on Monday ... Tonga to lock down for a week after recording its first... Shot dead for playing music at a wedding reception ... .