Why is Samoa called Western Samoa?

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it is called western Samoa because Samoa is divided into two parts, American Samoa and western Samoa.

After colonialism came to Samoa, America took control of Eastern Samoa which adapted the name "American Samoa". While Germany (and later NZ) took control of Western Samoa, who then took on the name "Western Samoa". No called SAMOA. The nation dropped the "western" in 1997.
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Where is Samoa?

Located in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa consists of two entities; Western Samoa - an independent nation since 1961, and American Samoa - a U.S. Territory since 1900. Samoa is generally referred to as the "Cradle of Polynesia".

Who is the leader of western Samoa?

Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi was elected head of state by the legislature on the 17 June 2007 for a 5-year term. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi is the Prime Minister of Samoa

What is Samoa known for?

Samoa is known for lots of great food and celabrations people who are fighters! yezzer! And have a lot of rules, and eat a lot, and are loud! lolz.

What does samoa mean?

Somoa is an independent state. It is a country in the western partof the Somoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

How does western Samoa earn money overseas?

They export coconut products, nonu fruit, and fish to overseas countries. Hi to every one at bailey road school room 11 West Samoa is a thriving, technical network information center in the South Pacific. In 1999, through the cooperation of the government of West Samoa and the U.S. Department of C (MORE)

What is Samoas best fruit in Samoa?

Depends what YOU like... but the favourtite has to be the freshly picked mangos!. my favorite is raw mango dipped in soy sauce and sugar.

What is the national bird for western Samoa?

the MOA, a giant bird ostritch like but bigger. Feeds on fruits and mammals alike, weights upto 300 to 400 pounds. it was ectinct when the colonization happened due to the over-hunting of palagis/foreigners and contamination of the environment that they brought with them.

What is the shape of the geographic mass of western Samoa?

Western Samoa is the name American Samoans use to describe the independent nation Samoa. It consists of two Islands with the western one resembling a lob-sided kite, annd the eastern one looks a little like a sideways madagascar. The two islands are about the same size. Western Samoa is NOT a ter (MORE)

What is there to do in Samoa?

eat!!! Depending on what your interests are, Samoa offers loads of things to do. If you love the outdoors, a tour around the islands are a treat! You get to learn about the culture and experience the Samoan way of life up front. There's also outdoor sports like surfing, scuba diving, bike riding, (MORE)

About Western Samoa?

It is now independent and correctly known as the Independent State of Samoa. It was cared for by New Zealand after WW I until it achieved independence in 1962. In 1914 New Zeland troops ousted the Germans who had been in control of the copra and cocoa trade since 1850. Samoa should not be confused w (MORE)

How do you get to Samoa?

By plane, but if you're travelling from neighbouring islands, American Samoa, Tokelau etc, there's always the option to travel by boat. Alot of cruise ships stop in Samoa also, if you're that way inclined.

Name 2 similarities to new zealand and western Samoa?

The similarities between these countries is that they are in the same ocean. They both largely consist of two main Islands, one smaller and more populated (Upolu, North Island) and one slightly larger and less populated (Savaii, South Island). They were both colonised by Polynesians.

What country is western Samoa the capital of?

1) Samoa is an independent polynesian country. The capital is Apia.. 2) American Samoa is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States. The capital is Pago Pago.

Why is there western and American Samoa?

It used to be one whole country. Samoa. Until world war I when the US occupied American Samoa for its naval base in Pago Pago, and Western Samoa was occupied by Germany, and then NZ. Now, Samoa (no longer called Western Samoa) is an independent country, whereas American Samoa is still a US territory (MORE)

Vital statistics offices in western Samoa city of Fausaga?

??... . Have no idea what your question is, but Fausaga is not a 'city'. It is a village on the island of Upolu in Samoa. For more information on this village you can go to:. http://population.mongabay.com/population/samoa/4035331/fausaga

Is Samoa joe from Samoa?

I dont know if Samoa Joe was actually born in Samoa, but I do know that he is of Samoan descent. He wasn't born in samoa.

Is Samoa the same as American Samoa?

No. Samoa is an independent nation while American Samoa is an American overseas territory. Germans and American feuded over Samoa. The territory was eventually split into two: Western (or German) Samoa and Eastern (or American) Samoa. Western Samoa eventually became independent while Eastern Samo (MORE)

Are the people of Western Samoa bigger than American Samoan's?

Do you mean in physical size? There is no way of telling who is bigger than whom. Samoans (no matter what part of Samoa you are from) are just like every other nationality. Some are big. Some are small. To categorise one part and compare it to another is pure bias.

What does the flag of Western Samoa look like?

Samoan Flag Description: The flag of Samoa consists of a red base with a blue square in the top left corner. There are five white, five-pointed stars on the blue representing the constellation the Southern Cross, which is a prominent constellation of the southern hemisphere. Samoan Flag Meaning: (MORE)

How can I get a Visa for Samoa?

you need a Samoan citizen to sponser you. then if you want to stay 12 months plus you'll need a police report from the current country you live in and a medical report.

Why is Samoa poor?

if i were you i would shut the hell up and dont let any samoans here you say that you said that they r poor or somebodys going to get jumped talk about another island

Is Samoa a state?

No it is not. Samoa is an independent country with its own government and laws.

How does western Samoa make money?

Through exports, and also through remittances from family members who live and work overseas, and who contribute still to the aiga (family) back in Samoa for living expenses, etc.

What is the annexation of Samoa?

Treaty of Berlin 1899 was an agreement between Germany and the U.S which divide Samoa into 2 parts...But it's time for American Samoa to secede the U.S...

Is American Samoa better than Western Samoa?

Western Samoa and American Samoa are great. But Western Samoa goes way harder! American Samoa is cool too. But we are independent and we do our own thing. And in the West side we don;t play. I have uncles there that ACTUALLY GO TO SOMEONE'S HOME WITH A KNIFE if you mess with them. Also, we got savag (MORE)

Are there snakes in Samoa?

Yes. the worlds tiniest snake has found its way here. Its about 4-6 inches long, blind and burrows into the earth. Ramphotyphlops sp. It eats ant larvae. Its really small and really fast! Totally harmless but fascinating. We found one in our garden and the kids were intrigued.

How far is Samoa from American Samoa?

I think it's about 12,000 kilometres, so about 14 hours flying time this is wrong. I used to live in Vailoa (American Samoa) and on clear days I can see Samoa (western Samoa) from American Samoa. It's about 100 miles. The airplane trip takes about 30 minutes on a twin engine Cessna.

Why was Samoa was know as German Samoa?

It was a German protectorate from 1900 to 1914, consisting of the islands of Upolu, Savai'i, Apolima and Manono. After 1920, the League of Nations gave it to England. After 1946, New Zealand administered it until independence in 1962. It is now part of Independent Samoa

What is the definition of Western Samoa?

To be brave in the face of your enemies. To be strong that thay see no fear. To be true to the the Samoan nation we come from,even if it leads to your death. Fear nothing that bleeds like you do. Fear God and God alone. Smoan thang....death to the rest of them....Siumu Badguy

Who was Samoa?

is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean

Who is the prime minister of western Samoa?

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi is the prime minister of the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa). He was appointed by the head of State, at the request of the Samoa National Legislative Assembly, in 1998.