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. Terr

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

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 Zel

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
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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 re