Lords Prayer in Tongan

I╩╝m currently teaching this to my kids. Hope this helps you in your efforts ­čÖé

Ko e Lotu ╩╗a e Eiki╩╝

Ko ╩╗emau Tamai ╩╗oku ‘i H─ôvani,
Ke tapuh─ü ho huafa╩╝,
Ke a╩╗u mai ho╩╗o pule╩╗anga╩╝,
Ke fai ho finangalo i mamani;
Hang─ô ko ia ╩╗i H─ôvani
Foaki mai ha╩╗a mau me╩╗akai ki ╩╗anai.
Pea fakamolemole╩╗i ╩╗emau ngaahi ╩╗angahala
╩╗O hang─ô ko ╩╗emau fakamolemole ╩╗a kinautolu kotoa p─ô ╩╗oku mo╩╗ua mai.
Pea ╩╗oua na╩╗a╩╝ke tuku kimautolu ki he ╩╗ahi╩╗ahi;
Ka ke fakahaofi ╩╗a kimautolu mei he fili.
He ╩╗oku o╩╗ou ╩╗a e pule╩╝, pea mo e m─ülohi╩╝, mo e kololia,
╩╗O ta╩╗engata pea ta╩╗engata. ╩╗Emeni

The Lords Prayer

Our father who art in Heavan,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in Heavan.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us and those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and glory is yours
Now and forever Amen.

Write a lunch note of ╩╗ofa

Lunch note for my 7yo daughter
Lunch note for my 7 yo daughter

Kid╩╗s love to receive notes. Even better when it is a surprise. Try writing a note in Tongan and leave it in your kids lunch box if they are old enough to read. As you incorporate more Tongan words into your children╩╝ vocabulary and/ or yourself, they will soon learn to love speaking in Tongan. You could expand this to suit your circumstance. The possibilities are endless.

The picture above was a note I wrote for my eldest daughter. It was her first day back at school today. She started year 2 or second grade. I have noticed she is speaking a lot less Tongan since beginning primary (elementary) school. So I try to incorporate more of the Tongan language where ever I can for her.

I wrote a little note ╩╗ofa atu = love to you. I thought she might have problems reading it but the love heart gave it away. Her reaction after school was worth all the effort

Tu’a ‘ofa atu