Ko e fasi ʻo e tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga

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"Ko e fasi ʻo e Tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga" (Tongan pronunciation: [ [ko e fasi ʔo e tuʔi ʔo e ʔotu toŋa]; "Song of the King of the Tongan Islands"), commonly called "Fasi Fakafonua" ("National Anthem"), is the national anthem of Tonga.

Lyrics[change | change source]

Tongan lyrics (modern spelling)[1] IPA transcription Literal English translation English lyrics

ʻE ʻotua māfimafi
Ko homau ʻeiki koe
Ko koe ko e falalaʻanga
Mo e ʻofa ki Tonga;

ʻAfio hifo ʻemau lotu
ʻAia ʻoku mau faí ni
Mo ke tali homau loto
ʻO maluʻi ʻa Tupou.

[ʔe ʔo.tu.a maː.fi.ma.fi]
[ko ho.mau̯ ʔei̯.ki ko.e]
[ko koe̯ ko‿e fa.la.la.ʔa.ŋa]
[mo e ʔo.fa ki to.ŋa]

[ʔa.fio̯ hi.fo ʔe.mau̯ lo.tu]
[ʔai̯.a ʔo.ku mau̯ fai̯ ni]
[mo ke ta.li ho.mau̯ lo.to]
[ʔo ma.lu.ʔi ʔa tu.pou̯]

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.

Oh almighty God above
Thou art our lord and sure defence
As your people, we trust thee
And our Tonga thou dost love

Hear our prayer for thou unseen
We know that thou hath blessed our land
Grant our earnest supplication
Guard and save Tupou, our king.

Music notation[change | change source]

The music in Western music notation and the tuʻungafasi, or Tongan music notation:

Fasi fakafonua (notes).gif Fasi fakafonua.gif

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Anthem of Tonga Act" (PDF). Legislation of Tonga. 1988. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2022-03-25.