Alt namesIndependent State of Samoasource: Wikipedia
Independent State of Western Samoasource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Malo Sa`oloto Tuto`atasi o Samoasource: USBGN Bulletin, no. 14 (1997) p 7
Malo Sa`oloto Tuto`atasi o Samoa i Sisifosource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 734; Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 750
Samoa i Sisifosource: Britannica Book of the Year (1994) p 750
Samoa Occidentalsource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 76
Samoa Ocidentalsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) p 344
Western Samoasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 707-708; Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1015; Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XII, 603 ff.; Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 1330
Westsamoasource: Shanks, International Atlas (1991) p 309
Coordinates13.583°S 172.333°W
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa, is an Oceanian country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It became independent from New Zealand in 1962. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia. The capital city, Apia, and Faleolo International Airport are situated on the island of Upolu.

Samoa was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976. The entire island group, which includes American Samoa, was called "Navigator Islands" by European explorers before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills.

The language spoken is Samoan language or Gagana Fa'asāmoa. This is the same language spoken in American Samoa.


How places in Samoa are organized

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