My Tonga project
Landforms: Body of waters: plateaus: mountain ranges: plains:
Body of water:
South Pacific Ocean
Mountain ranges: On the west coast of south Aerona bordering Llanaowar and the northwest of the Erg Mirab.
*Basically subtropical. The islands are in southeast trade wind area, the climate is cooler from May to December, when temperature seldom rises above 27 degrees.
*coconut palms, paper mulberry, tropical bushes, hibiscus and datura.
*wide variety of fish, flying foxes
European chronicles disclose that the island of Niuatoputapu was discovered by the Dutch navigators Jan Schouten and Jacob Le Maire in 1616
People and language
Language: *Tongan and English.
Permanent crops- land cultivated for crops like citrus, coffee, and rubber that are not replanted after each harvest. Includes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
Other- any land NOT arable or under permanent crops; includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built on areas, roads barren land etc.
Religion and education
Education: *most parents send their children to nearby primary schools. They learn a few basic subjects such as English, biology, and arithmetic. Eight years of primary school some are selected to attend highschool.
Traditions, customs, and food
Tradition (marriage): *No explicit rules for marriage and couples are formed through reciprocal free choice. Social stratification discourage marriages between people of varsity different stoical status. Divorce is legal and not uncommon. During marriage they exchange mats, bark cloth, and food on the ceremony the bride and groom "wear their wealth"
Current issues and challenges
Challenges: * increasing levels of dept. declining quality of education, rising levels of non-communicable disease such as diabetes and heart disease and limited employment opportunities.