tonga

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noun ton·ga \ ˈtäŋ-gə \

Definition of tonga

:a light 2-wheeled vehicle for two or four persons drawn by one horse and common in India

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Origin and Etymology of tonga

Hindi & Urdu tāṅgā


Tonga

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geographical name Ton·ga \ ˈtäŋ-gə , ˈtäŋ-ə , ˈtȯŋ-ä \

Definition of Tonga

islands in the southwestern Pacific east of Fiji
Note: The Tonga Islands comprise a kingdom in the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Nuku'alofa area 270 square miles (702 square kilometers), population 103,300

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