Why is American Samoa not an Island?

English:American Samoa, also called east Samoa, it was located in the Pacific Polynesian southern of islands, the United States territory inhabited the only belongs to the southern hemisphere in the region. Capital, palmer fruit palmer fruit is the Pacific on one of the natural harbor. In American Samoa all of the people who was born may enjoy the United States national treatment, but not by the American citizen's qualification. It is the only American "national but not citizens" example. Economic sources rely on American government aid and tuna industry. On November 22, 2011, the end of a Brazilian football World Cup qualifiers, beat tonga football team and ushered in the history of the team in the first game of the international game victory.

Chinese:美属萨摩亚,又称东萨摩亚,地处太平洋波利尼西亚岛群的中南部,美国有人居住领土中唯一属于南半球的地区。首府帕果帕果是太平洋上天然良港之一。所有在美属萨摩亚出生的人都可享有美国国民的待遇,但不获美国公民的资格。这是现在唯一一种美国"国民但非公民"的例子。经济来源主要依靠美国政府援助和金枪鱼工业。2011年11月22日结束的一场巴西世界杯足球预选赛中,击败汤加足球队,迎来了该队历史上第一场国际比赛胜利

English :American Samoa and said east Samoa,it was located in the southern Pacific east of the international date line, Polynesia's islands, is the United States in the south Pacific territory of no organizational system, and in 1000 BC have inhabited. Scope includes American Samoa Desmond tutu IRA island (the largest and highest population), Mr Mr Ross island, manu udinese, o tower of the islands, Mr Los plug add, Mr F island, and by the island, land area 199 square kilometers (square miles). Capital, palmer fruit palmer fruit (Pago Pago), is one of the Pacific Ocean natural harbor. The population of 67084 (2001), more Polynesia's race. Residents Christian and Catholic. Speak Samoa language, English is widely used. Money for dollars. May 30, 2005, American Samoa asked the u.n. from the local colonies list out.

Chinese:美属萨摩亚又称东萨摩亚,位于中太平洋南部国际日期变更线东侧,属波利尼西亚群岛,是在南太平洋的美国无建制属地,公元前1000年已有人居住。范围包括萨摩亚群岛的图图伊拉岛(最大和人口最高)、奥努乌、罗斯岛、马努阿群岛的塔乌、奥洛塞加、奥福岛及斯温斯岛,陆地面积199平方千米。首府帕果帕果(Pago Pago),是太平洋上天然良港之一。人口67084人(2001年),多属波利尼西亚人种。居民多信奉基督教和天主教。讲萨摩亚语,通用英语。货币为美元。2005年5月30日,美属萨摩亚要求联合国把当地从殖民地名单中剔除。