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The traditional diet of the Tongan people consisted mostly of taro, yams, bananas, coconuts and of course seafood - the staple of any island nation. This is a picture of plaintain.

The traditional diet of the Tongan people consisted mostly of taro, yams, bananas, coconuts and of course seafood - the staple of any island nation. This is a picture of plaintain.

Women in Tonga are discriminated and trated as objects. They don´t have the same rights men do.    Dance is one of the mos representative activities for Tongan people using traditioinal clothes & moves.

Women in Tonga are discriminated and trated as objects. They don´t have the same rights men do. Dance is one of the mos representative activities for Tongan people using traditioinal clothes & moves.

Fiji | Breast ornament ~ civavonovono ~ from the Tongan people; black lipped pearl-shell, cachalot ivory, coconut fiber | ca. early to late 19th century | Collection; British Museum.  Oc1931,0714.33

Fiji | Breast ornament ~ civavonovono ~ from the Tongan people; black lipped pearl-shell, cachalot ivory, coconut fiber | ca. early to late 19th century | Collection; British Museum. Oc1931,0714.33

Jonah From Tonga Season 1: Episode #4 Preview (HBO)...all of these programs offend the Tongan people & culture.  Sign the petitions to end HBO series.

Jonah From Tonga Season 1: Episode #4 Preview (HBO)...all of these programs offend the Tongan people & culture. Sign the petitions to end HBO series.

Fiji | Breast ornament from the Tongan people; sperm whale ivory, pegged together and plaited fiber cords decorated with blue glass beads | ca. 1875 or earlier | Collection; British Museum.  Oc,+.2395

Fiji | Breast ornament from the Tongan people; sperm whale ivory, pegged together and plaited fiber cords decorated with blue glass beads | ca. 1875 or earlier | Collection; British Museum. Oc,+.2395

Picture of Tongan girls on the boat from Tongatapu to 'Eua island

Picture of Tongan girls on the boat from Tongatapu to 'Eua island

In our culture it's really rude to have conversations with your elders if you're standing while they're seated. If you dare to be so inappropriate like that in a very traditional Samoan household, look out for flying saucers (followed by tea-cups, or spoons, etc.) aimed at your head.  To show respect, you try to speak with someone at the same eye level, or better yet, position yourself at a lower angle.  If your ...

In our culture it's really rude to have conversations with your elders if you're standing while they're seated. To show respect, you try to speak with someone at the same eye level, or better yet, position yourself at a lower angle.

Picture of Girls posing for a shot in Nuku'alofa

Picture of Girls posing for a shot in Nuku'alofa