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ERIC Number: EJ293386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Religious, Political and Educational Factors in the Development of Biliteracy in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Spolsky, Bernard; And Others
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v4 n6 p459-69 1983
The educational policy of the kingdom of Tonga, located in the South Pacific, boasts a high level of literacy in both English and the vernacular language (Tongan), making this country a thriving example of national biliteracy. While written English serves external relations, higher level administrative or educational functions, written Tongan serves religious, governmental, informational, commercial, and personal functions. (SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tonga