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"KO E FASI ʻO E TUʻI ʻO E ʻOTU TONGA" is the national anthem of Tonga
Tonga
. The title literally means "song of the king of the Tonga Islands" in the Tongan language but is in daily life better known as FASI FAKAFONUA, which translates to "national song". The lyrics of the anthem were written by Prince Uelingatoni Ngū Tupoumalohi , with the music by Karl Gustavus Schmitt . It was first used in 1874.

CONTENTS

* 1 Tongan lyrics (modern spelling) * 2 English lyrics (literal translation) * 3 English lyrics * 4 Melody * 5 Tongan music notation * 6 References * 7 External links

TONGAN LYRICS (MODERN SPELLING)

ʻE ʻotua māfimafi ko homau ʻeiki koe ko koe ko e falalaʻanga mo ia 'ofa ki Tonga; ʻAfio hifo ʻemau lotu ʻaia ʻoku mau faí ni mo ke tali homau loto ʻo maluʻi ʻa Tupou.

ENGLISH LYRICS (LITERAL TRANSLATION)

Oh, almighty God! You are our Lord, It is You, the pillar And the love to Tonga. Look down on our prayer That is what we do now And may You answer our wish To protect Tupou.

ENGLISH LYRICS

Oh almighty God above Thou art our lord and sure defense As your people, we trust thee And our Tonga
Tonga
thou dost love Hear our prayer for thou unseen We know that thou hath blessed our land Grant our earnest supplication God save Tupou, our king.

MELODY

media:Fasi fakafonua.mid (midi with karaoke)

TONGAN MUSIC NOTATION

The music written down in the tuʻungafasi or Tongan music notation :

Tongan music of the Tongan anthem

REFERENCES

Law of Tonga: http://legislation.to/Tonga/DATA/PRIN/1988-060/NationalAnthemofTongaAct.pdf

EXTERNAL LINKS

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