What does the Tongan seal mean?

What does the Tongan seal mean?

The arms were designed in 1862 by Prince Uelingatoni Ngu Tupou and are identical to the Royal arms. The three stars in the first quarter represent the three main groups of islands in the kingdom: Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u. The kingdom itself is symbolised by the crown in the second quarter.

What does the Tongan symbol mean?

The symbolism of the flag of Tonga carries cultural, political, and regional meanings. Tonga is 97\% Christian. The red cross of the flag of Tonga alludes to Christianity. The white of the flag of Tonga symbolises purity. The red of the Tonga flag represents the crucifixion and the sacrifice of the blood of Christ.

What is Tonga’s motto?

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God and Tonga are my Inheritance
Tonga’s motto is “Ko e ‘Otua mo Tonga ko hoku tofi’a”, “God and Tonga are my Inheritance”.

What does Koe OTUA mo Tonga ko Hoku Tofia mean?

God and Tonga are my inheritance
Motto. Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga ko hoku Tofiʻa. “God and Tonga are my inheritance” The coat of arms or national seal of Tonga (ko e Sila ʻo Tonga) was designed in 1875 with the creation of the constitution.

What makes Tonga unique?

This is partly because Tonga is the only Pacific Island nation never colonised by a foreign power. Uniquely, Tonga has also never lost its indigenous governance. After over 1000 years of rule, today’s monarchy and its structure still remain the most powerful and influential entity in Tonga.

Who is the current king of Tonga?

Tupou VISince 2012

ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI (Tongan: ‘Aho’eitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho; born 12 July 1959) is the King of Tonga.

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What is Tonga famous for?

Tonga is the only monarchy in the Pacific and the only pacific nation never to fully lose its indigenous governance. Also known as “The Friendly Islands” it consists of 171 coral and volcanic islands spread over 747 sq km with 48 of those inhabited.

What do you see on New Zealand’s coat of arms?

It comprises a quartered shield containing in the first quarter four stars representing the Southern Cross constellation (as depicted on the national flag, but with the stars in different proportions); in the second quarter, a golden fleece; in the third, a wheat sheaf; and in the fourth, two hammers (see § Symbolism).

What is Tonga transport?

A tonga or tanga is a light carriage or curricle drawn by one horse (compare ekka) used for transportation in the Indian subcontinent. They are a popular mode of transportation because they are fun to ride in, and are usually cheaper to hire than a taxi or rickshaw.

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What is Tonga best known for?

The Pacific Ocean Ok, so the Pacific Ocean is quite a big place, but we mention it as Tonga is arguably most famous for its whale swimming experiences. It’s one of the only places in the world where you can legally swim with humpback whales.