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I Am Tongan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 217 People

    Ethnic Confusion

    I go to school on the East Coast in New York's capital.  SO being that I aint a extra large tongan like lotta my cuzzes and cuz Im mixed wit black/white, people always assume Im Puerto Rican.  Its hella annoying. 
    ChristianTN8IS ChristianTN8IS 16-18, M 4 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Viliami

    My name is Viliami and I stay in the midwest and there isn't that many island people that stay here. Since I am mixed with Tongan and White people say I look Mexican more than anything.
    trillvill trillvill 22-25 3 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    Tongan American

      People mistaken me for being Black Pinay (Black and Filipino). Cause I'm part Fijian. I'm not ethnocentric but I do love my culture. My Tongan side of the family though are all Mormon so I find it hard to relate to them as a Christian. Sometimes I feel the pressure...
    ladynau ladynau 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2007

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    Being Tongan Is So Cool

    im tongan and im mixed with american but its very different being mixed. i have a large family 13 aunts and uncles and over 140 cusins !1 i know a lot but were all close n stuff. i cant speak tongan but i know some words and the food is so goooooooood!!!
    danieltonga danieltonga 13-15 1 Response May 4, 2010

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    Heya Im New to This Lol

    hey everyone im full tongan:D...how are you's??? hahaha well im new to this as the title says lol... well take care xo.
    eMTee eMTee 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    By Marriage ....

    My husband is from Nomuka, Ha'apai. We have been married for six years. He wants the Wallabies to win the World Cup & slept through the game last night. I watched Tonga beat the USA & I was happy.
    MadameBovary MadameBovary 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    Tonga.

    I'm tongan. I come from a very large family!! Its hard to live in the states and abide by the tongan culture. but you got to live through it. Who said life was easy right?? The main things that bother me is the older generation care too much what others think. Personally...
    vainibatch87 vainibatch87 19-21, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2008

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    Jordis Unga

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVnTfZFP4yU&list=LLxi5I_VtPFLvtd2YHtwkq_A
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Jul 23, 2013

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    I love Tongans, I'm not Tongan

    but my first love was Tongan and I'm pretty upset that they don't have an "I love Tongan" search on here. Anyway the cons is that every Tongan is related so not looking forward to meeting someone who is related to my ex- boyfriend though. But I must add he is wonderful and I...
    luvrmetoo luvrmetoo 18-21, F Mar 30

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