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Tonga

Tonga

Tonga consists of about 170 islands with a total land area of 700 sq km, stretching from the Tongatapu group in the south, to the Vava‘u group about 330 km north. Tonga was first settled by Polynesians about 3,000 years ago. In 2004 the population was around 100,000.

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Migrations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/1253/tonga (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015