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Tonga National Anthem

Tonga National Anthem

‘E ‘Otua Mafimafi,
Ko ho mau ‘Eiki koe,
Ko Koe ko e falala ‘anga,
Mo e ‘ofa ki Tonga:
‘Afio hifo ’emau lotu
‘Aia ‘oku mau fai ni,
Mo ke tali ho mau lotu
‘O malu’i ‘a Tupou.
Sent by Carlos Andr Pereira da Silva Branco

English:

Oh Almighty God above,

Thou art our Lord and sure defense,

In our goodness we do trust Thee

And our Tonga Thou dost love;

Hear our prayer, for though unseen

We know that Thou hast blessed our land;

Grant our earnest supplication,

and protect Tupou our King.

Flag History

The flag dated from 1862 when the king called for a flag which would symbolize the
Christian faith. The first design was a plain white flag with a red couped cross
but this was later found to be too similar to the Red Cross Flag. As of 1875, the
flag was changed to have a red field symbolizing the blood Jesus shed on the cross.
In a white canton which represented purity, a red cross was placed signifying the
king’s devotion to Christianity.

Geographic Coordinates:
20 00 S, 175 00 W
Area:
747 sq km
Population:
122,580
Life Expectancy:
71.03 years
Government Type:
Constitutional Monarchy
Capital:
Nuku’alofa
GDP:
$551.7 million (2009 est.)
Unemployment:
13% (FY03/04 est.)
Currency:
Pa’anga (TOP)
Calling Code:
+676
Internet TLD:
.to

 

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