What are the names of the islands Samoa?
there are two islands of western samoa. the main island is called 'Upolu which is home to the capital, Apia. the other island is called Savai'i.
The Samoan Islands are in the central Pacific Ocean about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. They straddle the International Date Line. Half of the islands are an independent country named Samoa, the others belong to the United States (American Samoa). Islands of Samoa (not American Samoa) are as follows: Upolu, Savaii, Manono, Apolima, Nuutele, Nuulua, Nusafe'e & Fanuatapu.
The Two Samoas are American Samoa and Western Samoa. Western Samoa is consisted of the two islands Upolu and Savaii. Between those two islands, Savai'i is the largest. It is NOT called WESTERN SAMOA. Just Samoa. There are seven islands in total in Samoa. But only 3 of which are occupied by Samoan people. The largest is Savaii, followed by Upolu. Then you have Apolima (which is the 3rd inhabited island), Manono, Nuulua, Nuutele, Namua…
American Samoa was found before it became a US territory. It was simply the 'eastern' islands of Samoa. Samoa was first discovered in 1722 by a Dutch explorer named Jacob Roggeveen. Before becoming a U.S territory American Samoa was simply the eastern islands of Samoa. Samoa (as a whole) was discovered in 1722 by a Dutch explorer named Jacob Roggeveen.
China never had ownership or sovereignty over Samoa. Under the Tripartite Convention of 1899, the control of the islands was split between the US and the German Empire. The eastern islands remain a territory of the US, known as American Samoa. The western islands became German Samoa until World War I, thereafter the New Zealand protectorate called Western Samoa, and finally independent Samoa in 1962.