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Etymology 1Edit

From Hindi टाँगा (tanga).

Alternative formsEdit

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NounEdit

tonga (plural tongas)

  1. (India) A light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage used for transportation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
    • 1890, Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills:
      Coming up along the Cart-Road a tonga passed me, and my pony, tired with standing so long, set off at a canter.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 13:
      When his tyre went flat, he leapt off and shouted for a tonga.

Etymology 2Edit

From Tonga.

NounEdit

tonga (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

tonga

  1. Tongan (language)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of tonga (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative tonga
genitive tongan
partitive tongaa
illative tongaan
singular plural
nominative tonga
accusative nom. tonga
gen. tongan
genitive tongan
partitive tongaa
inessive tongassa
elative tongasta
illative tongaan
adessive tongalla
ablative tongalta
allative tongalle
essive tongana
translative tongaksi
instructive
abessive tongatta
comitative

AnagramsEdit


LingalaEdit

VerbEdit

-tonga (infinitive kotonga)

  1. to sew, to mend

See alsoEdit

  1. -tónga

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “needs proto”)

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Malay tengah.

NounEdit

tonga

  1. south

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

tonga f

  1. definite singular of tong

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tonga m (uncountable)

  1. Tongan (Austronesian language spoken in Tonga)

SynonymsEdit


Rapa NuiEdit

NounEdit

tonga

  1. a kind of yam

SolonEdit

Solon cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : tonga

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tungusic *tuńga. Cognate with Evenki тунӈа (tunŋa), Even ту̇нӈа̇н (tu̇nŋȧn), Oroqen tʊŋŋa, Manchu ᠰᡠᠨᠵᠠ (sunja).

PronunciationEdit

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NumeralEdit

tonga

  1. five

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtonɡa/, [ˈt̪õŋɡa]

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Latin tunica. Doublet of túnica, a borrowing.

NounEdit

tonga f (plural tongas)

  1. coating (thin outer layer)
    Synonym: tongada
  2. (Argentina, Colombia) task, job
  3. (Canary Islands, Cuba) heap, pile
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

tonga m or f (plural tongas)

  1. a member of the Tonga people of southern Africa

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

tonga m or f (plural tongas)

  1. Tongan (someone from Tonga)

Further readingEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

NounEdit

tonga (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. (slang) cheating, trick