Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Tonga.
Who wrote the Tongan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Tonga officially adopted?
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The National anthem of Tonga is “Ko e fasi `o e tu”i `o e `Otu Tonga” which means in English “Song of the King of the Tonga Islands”.
Tonga’s anthem lyrics were written by Uelingatoni Ngu TUPOUMALOHI and the music was written by Karl Gustavus SCHMITT.
In Use Since 1875; The Anthem Is More Commonly Known As “Fasi Fakafonua” (National Song).
Listen to Tonga national anthem on Youtube
Tongan anthem lyrics (Official English)
Oh almighty God above
Thou art our lord and sure defense
As your people, we trust thee
And our Tonga thou dost love
Hear our prayer for thou unseen
We know that thou hath blessed our land
Grant our earnest supplication
God save Tupou, our king.
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View the Tongan national anthem sheet music – See link
Tongan national symbol: red cross on white field; arms equal length.
Conventional short form country name: Tonga.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Tonga.
Local short form country name: Tonga.
Local long form country name: Pule’anga Tonga.
Former name of Tonga: Friendly Islands.
Tonga Government Type: constitutional monarchy.
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom.ֲ