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How Do You Say Hello in Tonga?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 26, 2022

How do you say greetings in Tonga?

What does Malo mean in Tonga?

bad. Thank you . best guest No thank you. ‘ikai, malo pe.

How do you say hello good morning in Tongan?

To say “good morning” in Tongan, you can say: Good morning – Mālō e lelei ki he pongipongi´ ni.

How do you say in Tongan?

What does ma u ha Aho Fiefie mean?

Happy Birthday. Have a good time.

What does Malo Aupito mean?

Tongan expression Bad ‘Aupito. English translation Thank you.

What does Kota mean in Tongan?

Kota, grated coconut from which milk has been pressed.

What does Faka mean in Tongan?

(transitive) swallow.

What is Malo lava?

It means “Hello” in Samoan & Tongan. Malo Lava is the full version for Samoa. How do you say good night in Samoan? “Manuia le po” means “good night” in Samoan.

What does kataki mean in Tongan?

Yes. Tongan. English. Kataki ha’u o’kai. Please come to dinner.

How do you say thank you in Tonga?

Malo ‘aupito means “thank you” and if you are a polite tourist you will use this word a lot in Tonga.

How do you spell Malo e Lelei?

Celebrate Tongan Language Week: June 3-9 September. Congratulations!

What does Toko mean Tongan?

Starts as “tokoua” which means siblings in Tongan, shortened to “toko”, then to “toks” and finally to “dox”. And in case you’re wondering, “one outs” asks for someone to have a one-on-one fight. One of my favorite poly slang words is “bots” or “botsing it”.

What is Tongan dad?

The Tongan translation for father is tamai.

What does OFA mean in Tonga?

‘Ofa (love) is a quality that is central to the life and identity of people in Tonga. The belief among the Pacific peoples is that God is love; and ‘ofa is God’s love shared with us all.

References:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KlPw5LtCGs
  2. https://www.waterfrontlodge-tonga.com/en/language-in-tonga
  3. https://www.lingalot.com/hello-in-tongan/
  4. https://www.lingalot.com/how-are-you-in-tongan/
  5. https://www.lingalot.com/happy-birthday-in-tongan/
  6. https://www.massey.ac.nz/student-life/pacific-massey/pacific-greetings-farewells-and-phrases/
  7. https://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/document//Volume_34_1925/Volume_34%2C_No._135/Supplementary_Tongan_vocabulary%3B_also_notes_on_measuring_and_counting%2C_proverbial_expressions_and_phases_of_the_moon%2C_by_E._E._V._Collocott%2C_p_193-213/p1
  8. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/faka
  9. https://dictionary.tn/what-does-malo-lava-mean/
  10. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294141-s604/Tonga:Important.Phrases.html
  11. https://tongapocketguide.com/10-tongan-words-you-need-to-know-when-visiting-tonga/
  12. https://natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/malo-e-lelei-celebrate-tongan-language-week-3-9-september
  13. https://www.metromag.co.nz/society/society-etc/lani-writes-the-origins-of-poly-slang
  14. https://www.polynesia.com/blog/never-a-fatherless-child
  15. https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/sites/default/files/final_final_version-_tongan_resource_2016.pdf

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