Ko e Ki’i Pilinisi’ — in Tongan language.
Tongan, also known as Lea Faka-Tonga, is an Austronesian language spoken mainly in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. It is the national language of Tonga and holds a significant cultural and linguistic importance in the region.
Tongan belongs to the Austronesian language family, which is one of the world’s largest language families. Within the Austronesian family, Tongan is classified as a Polynesian language, which is a subgroup known for its shared linguistic and cultural characteristics among islands spread across the central and eastern Pacific.
Tongan language is known for its complex system of honourifics. The choice of words and forms of address can vary depending on the social status and relationship between speakers. This reflects the importance of social hierarchies and respect within Tongan culture.