Tongan is spoken by more than 123,000 people: 103,000 in Tonga, 15,000 in Hawaii, 4,000 in New Zealand, between 300 and 1,000 in Fiji, 580 in American Samoa.
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1844.
The New Testament was first published in 1849.
The complete Bible was first published in 1862.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Revised version, first published in 1966 by British & Foreign Bible Society, London. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1997 by The Bible Society in the South Pacific, Suva.