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Tonga People

    Population: 109,082 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: NA
    15-64 years: NA
    65 years and over: NA

    Population growth rate: 0.8% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 25.92 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 37.93 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 69.78 years
    male: 67.73 years
    female: 72.22 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.56 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Tongan(s)
    adjective: Tongan

    Ethnic groups: Polynesian, Europeans about 300

    Religions: Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)

    Languages: Tongan, English

    Literacy:
    definition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
    total population: 98.5%
    male: 98.4%
    female: 98.7% (1996 est.)

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