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Culture of Tonga

People in Tonga speak the Tongan, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Tonga is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Tonga is 0.3782. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 23.4% of Tonga's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Tonga.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Tonga is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Tonga is considered to be 1.6. According to data on inbound tourists in Tonga, 45,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Tonga is called 'Ko e fasi ʻo e tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga', which in English means 'Song of the King of the Tonga Islands'. It was adopted in 1875. The lyrics have been written by Uelingatoni Ngū Tupoumalohi and the music has been composed by Karl Gustavus Schmitt.

Fast food

Around 58.% of the population of Tonga are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Tonga consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 57.9% beer, 7.7% wine, 34.3% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Tonga is lu. Other national dishes include usi bololokoma.