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MEI HENI KI FE, TAMASI’I?

WHERE TO, MY SON?


Na’e lea ange a Mele ki he’ene tama′.

Mele had asked her son...


“‘Oku ’i ai ha fonua ‘oku′ ke fie ‘eva ki ai he tutuku ‘a e ako?”

“Is there a country you would like to visit on your school holidays?”


Pea fakakaukau ‘a Sione ki he...

So, Sione thought about...


Lova Vaka tahi ‘i Siaina′...

Boat racing in China


Kaka ‘i he Pilamiti ‘i ‘Isipite′...

Climbing the Pyramids in Egypt


Fangatua Sumo ‘i Siapani′...

Sumo wrestling in Japan


Faiva Poliuti ‘i ‘Initia′...

Bollywood acting in India


Taumata’u Samani ‘i Kanata′...

Salmon fishing in Canada


Ngaahi lasania ‘i ‘Itali′

Making Lasagne in Italy


Mo e toli kalepi ‘i Falanisee′...

And picking grapes in France


Na’e pehe ange ‘a Mele kia Sione, “Oku ha?” Mele asked Sione, “So?”

Pea tali ‘a Sione And Sione replied


“’Oku ou fie nofo pe au ‘i heni”

“I just want to stay here...”


“He ‘oku ‘ikai ha feitu’u ia ‘e laka ‘i he fonua′ ni!”

“...because there is no other country that beats this one!”


This book was written for our future generation. Be proud of our Tongan heritage; respect our Tongan culture and continually learn the beauty of our Tongan language. Very special thanks to Josaiah Finau & Pina Folau

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Mei Heni Ki Fe, Tamasi'i?  

A Tongan Language resource focused on the topic of countries and activities

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