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Friendly Islands   /frˈɛndli ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Friendly Islands

A monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.  Synonyms: Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga.

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"Friendly Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... to Tonga, in the Friendly Islands, where, in the usages of the population and in the insular antiquities, Miss Cumming found much to interest her and her readers. As might be expected, the old picturesqueness of the native life is fast disappearing under the pressure ...
— Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century • W. H. Davenport Adams

... the actual moment was so near the boy felt something of fear steal over him. The night seemed so vast and terrible all of a sudden—like an immense black ocean with no friendly islands where they could fold their ...
— Jimbo - A Fantasy • Algernon Blackwood

... ashore for a day only, Raymond again sailed—this time to make a search among the Friendly Islands; and I, with Mr. Rudd and Overseer Lorimer to assist me, sailed for the Solomon Group. We decided, instead of proceeding direct to the Solomons for our cargo of black humanity, to first cruise through the New Hebrides Group, in the hope we might ...
— John Frewen, South Sea Whaler - 1904 • Louis Becke

... of male animals is vanity; and what is to become of that if women show that they can do without us? If the emancipation of woman had gone on as it began when we were boys, we should by this time be importing wives for our sons from Timbuctoo or the Friendly Islands. Happily, women are practical beings who rarely stray far from the narrow path along which usefulness and pleasure may still go hand in hand; for considering how much most women do that is useful, the amount of pleasure ...
— The Primadonna • F. Marion Crawford

Words linked to "Friendly Islands" :   land, state, country, Polynesia, Tongan

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