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T !? fooor #TONGANS. hahaha. ( ;

This goes out to all the Tongans out there!

There are not many children's lullabies in the Tongan language. This probably has to do with the old traditional attitude that kids should be seen but not heard. 'Ana Latu is the closest one I coul...

There are not many children's lullabies in the Tongan language. This probably has to do with the old traditional attitude that kids should be seen but not heard. 'Ana Latu is the closest one I coul.

In our culture it's really rude to have conversations with your elders if you're standing while they're seated. If you dare to be so inappropriate like that in a very traditional Samoan household, look out for flying saucers (followed by tea-cups, or spoons, etc.) aimed at your head.  To show respect, you try to speak with someone at the same eye level, or better yet, position yourself at a lower angle.  If your ...

In our culture it's really rude to have conversations with your elders if you're standing while they're seated. To show respect, you try to speak with someone at the same eye level, or better yet, position yourself at a lower angle.

Animals | Speak Tongan

Animals, by Speak Tongan

Know key phrases. ‘Ikai mahino – I don’t understand. Koe ha ‘ae lea fakaTonga ki he … ? What is the Tongan word for …? Know some key phrases...

Know key phrases. ‘Ikai mahino – I don’t understand. Koe ha ‘ae lea fakaTonga ki he … ? What is the Tongan word for …? Know some key phrases.

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