Ko e ʻAho Kominiueli΄, Monite hono ua ʻo Maʻasi, ko e katoanga fakataʻu ia ʻoku faka’ilonga’i ʻe he kakai ʻo e ngaahi fonua Kominiueli ʻi ʻAfilika, ʻEsia, ʻOtu Kalipiane mo e ongo ʻAmelika΄, ʻi he Pasifiki mo ʻIulope. Ko e faingamālie ke tau kau fakataha ʻo fakafiefiaʻi ʻa e ngaahi tuʻunga fakaʻulungaanga mahuʻinga mo e ngaahi taumu’a ʻoku ne fakatahatahaʻi kitautolu΄. ʻOku fakafofongaʻi heni ʻi Tonga΄ ni e memipa ʻe fa ʻo e Kominiueli: ko e Puleʻanga Faka-Tu’i ʻo Tonga΄, ʻAositelelia, Nuʻu Sila mo e Puleʻanga Faka-Tu’I Fakatahataha ʻo Pilitania΄ ‘o fakafou ʻi honau ngaahi ‘Ofisi Talafekau Lahi΄.
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Wednesday 15 March 2023
Monday 25 October 2021
Fakatapu ki he Hau ó Tonga mo e Fale ó Haámoheofo. Houéiki ó e fonua, Fale Alea mo e Puleánga kae úmaá á e Tonga kotoa. Fakamolemole kae fakaaú atu á e kií fietokoni koéni naá áonga ki he kakai pea mo e kau fakafofonga Falealea temou fili mai í Novema 2021 ki hono langa hotau fonua. - Samiuela T. Tukuafu.
Tuesday 8 June 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand
Former Tonga High School teacher, Siale Faitotonu, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit for more than 30 years of service to Pacific education.
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
In many Tongan households in Aotearoa where the children have lost their Tongan reo, it is likely to be because the parents, despite their fluency in the reo, do not use it with their children at home. But Tongan is never irrelevant because it carries thoughts and feelings, knowledge and understanding, world-views and identities, dreams and aspirations – and what it means to be a Tongan human being. By Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau for Tongan Language Week 6 – 12 September 2020.
Wednesday 12 February 2020
The Queensland Tongan Language School was opened in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday 8 February. The school is hosted at Griffith University Logan Campus and offers a 12-month-course in the Tongan language.
Tuesday 19 November 2019
The Queensland Tongan Language School announced it will hold classes for the first-time next year at a launch on Saturday, 16 November at Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Classes will be held at Griffith University Logan campus on Saturdays.
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan people, a product of centuries of monarchy and social hierarchy, are never born free or equal, and the Tongan language has no word for ‘rights’ as in ‘to have rights’, nor a conventional way of saying that one has a voice in something. Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between modern and traditional Tongans and why the language has no term for human rights. She says the knowledge gulf between the two camps is huge.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
South Dakota, USA
An online course to learn the Tongan language, has been developed by Joshua Tanner, a former LDS missionary to Tonga. The course is for anyone interested in learning the language, especially Tongans living overseas who don't speak the language, and he's made it available for a token enrolment fee that never expires.
Sunday 9 April 2017
A University in China, the Beijing Foreign Studies University, will soon be teaching the Tongan language to interested undergraduate students.
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
A new book in the Tongan language that preserves traditional knowledge about yam growing, titled "Tokanga ko e Mo’ui’anga", was launched by its author Sione Tu’itahi in Auckland, New Zealand.
Monday 30 March 2015
Lord Vaea identified the Tongan language as the foundation of our democracy. Poor quality of writing – and the lackluster quality of statesmanship by politicians − is a threat to our language, therefore posing a threat to our democracy. – Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
Tuesday 7 February 2012
The Ministry of Education will launch its new language policy for all Tongan schools at the beginning of the 2012 school year in February. Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, the Minister of Education, said that under the new policy Tongan will be the only language to be used in all kindergarten schools, and in primary schools from Classes 1-3. An exception will be for children whose mother tongue is not Tongan. The English language will be introduced into the schools in Class 4 as a subject.