Definition of tonga in English:

tonga

noun

  • A light horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used in India.

    • ‘From there you take a bone-shaking bumpy ride in a tonga to Bisola.’
    • ‘When he lived in Lahore, he wore the latest suits and drove the finest tongas.’
    • ‘A horse-drawn tonga keeps stately pace with the latest Mercedes, jostled by cycles and bikes.’
    • ‘Once the tonga was the most cherished vehicle of the city's elite and the common people alike.’
    • ‘There are people astride camels and horses, and some ensconced within tongas and bullock carts for fun-filled rides.’

Origin

From Hindi tā̃gā.

Pronunciation

tonga

/ˈtäNGɡə/

Definition of Tonga in English:

Tonga

proper noun

  • A country in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of an island group southeast of Fiji; population 120,900 (est. 2009); capital, Nuku'alofa; languages, Tongan and English (both official)

    Also called the Friendly Islands

Pronunciation

Tonga

/ˈtäNGɡə/