Tongan

noun

Ton·​gan ˈtäŋ-gən How to pronounce Tongan (audio)
 also  -ən
1
: a member of a Polynesian people of Tonga
2
: the Polynesian language of the Tongans
Tongan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tongan was in 1853

Dictionary Entries Near Tongan

Cite this Entry

“Tongan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tongan. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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