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American Samoa

The Territory of American Samoa, the southernmost U.S. territory, is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean comprised of Tutuila, Aunu'u, Ta'u, Olosega, Ofu, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island. The capital is Pago Pago.

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What is the meaning name of American Samoa?

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The name of American Samoa which is an unincorporated territory of the United States is derived from the native language of the Samoan Islands Samoan. It literally translates to "Sacred Earth" or "Holy Ground". The name was first recorded by the British explorer Captain James Cook in 1773. In the 19th century American Samoa became a US territory and has since held that status.

American Samoa is composed of five main islands: Tutuila Aunu\'u Ofu Olosega and Ta\'u. The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago which is located on the island of Tutuila. The other four islands are smaller and are located in the Manu\'a Island group.

American Samoa is home to a diverse population with the majority being of Samoan Tongan and other Polynesian descent. Other ethnicities include those of European Asian and African descent. The official languages of American Samoa are English and Samoan.

What is american samoa?

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American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States.  It is part of an island chain in the Southwest Pacific. 

Is Samoa American Samoa and western Samoa all the same?

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They are the same in that Samoans in American Samoa and Samoa (once Western Samoa) have the same heritage. However, American Samoa is a US territory while Samoa is an independent nation. So they are in effect two different countries.

Where do you get a Samoan dictionary?

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The best up to date dictionary that came out within the last two years, written by Dr Papali'i Ma'ia'i, has two volumes, 1 and 2, and called Tusi Upu. If you want to buy one online, this is one of the websites, Good luck.

Who was the first Samoan female member of parliament?

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The first female Member of Parliament in Samoa was Afioga Leaupepe Taulapapa Fuatino Faima'ala Vaovasamanaia Filipo (Phillips). She entered Parliament in 1970.

What is near American Samoa?

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Welll,there is Fiji,tonga,new Zealand,Solomon islands,Vanuatu,Australia,Papua new guinea and I think that's it.

What country controls America Samoa?

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I think United States

What nationality is Samoan?

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The national flower of American Samoa is the Red Ginger. The Red Ginger flower can also be called Pink Cone Ginger and Ostrich Plume.

What is the Samoan translation of se kefe aua ke po'pole?

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*expletive addressing person familiarly*, don't worry so much!

Being said to someone who is annoying the speaker. Depending on tone, this could be used as an insult or a good natured ribbing.

What is the Samoan sasa?

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A samoan sasa is a special traditional dance. Except you sit down and do moves on the ground. You hit the ground with your hands and do slaps on your knees. You do not use a song but a pakie (a kind of bongo drum but long and you use sticks).

What is the Samoan translation for the phrase 'You are like my brother'?

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E pei oe o so'u uso. E pei oe o so'u uso. . . .

I doubt very much if the above is regular usage , )

Not sure of brother, but a casual greeting in friendship and family is sole. Pronounced

soh-lay, quickly, both barells.

Not for strangers, especially not in Samoa!

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Why was the us interested in American Samoa?

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Pago Pago, Samoa could serve as a strategic port.

Who got KICKED off not voted off of Survivor Samoa?

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The contestants of Survivor Samoa were voted out in the following order:

Marisa Calihan (Survivor: Samoa)

Mike Borassi (Survivor: Samoa)

Betsy Bolan (Survivor: Samoa)

Ben Browning (Survivor: Samoa)

Yasmin Giles (Survivor: Samoa)

Ashley Trainer (Survivor: Samoa)

Russell Swan (Survivor: Samoa)

Liz Kim (Survivor: Samoa)

Erik Cardona (Survivor: Samoa)

Kelly Sharbaugh (Survivor: Samoa)

Laura Morett (Survivor: Samoa)

John Fincher (Survivor: Samoa)

Dave Ball (Survivor: Samoa)

Monica Padilla (Survivor: Samoa)

Shambo Waters (Survivor: Samoa)

Jaison Robinson (Survivor: Samoa)

Brett Clouser (Survivor: Samoa)

Mick Trimming (Survivor: Samoa)

Russell Hantz (Survivor: Samoa) Runner Up

Natalie White (Survivor: Samoa) Sole Survivor

Were the Samoans cannibals?

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Yes, it is safe to affirm that ritualistic cannibalism was practiced in Samoa during pre-colonial times, especially in war time between hostile factions. There are accounts of cannibalism in Samoan folklore, mythology and legends. Like many ancient societies, cannibalism was practiced all throughout such cultures. Within Samoan society at this time, a chief (ali'i) would eat the liver of a killed enemy.

What is a Samoan natural house called?

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Fale (colloquial); Maota (respectful name of a Church, Hospital, residence of Servants of God, Priests, Ministers, Nuns, a King, Prince, Princess, a High Chief (Matai) who is a Lord, a non-talking chief); Laoa (respectful name for the residence of a High Chief (Matai) who is an orator or a talking chief.

Samoan translation for your life your world your everything?

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lou ola (your life), lou lalolagi (your world), o au mea uma (your everything)

How did american samoa get its name?

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The origins of Samoa are uncertain. Moa is a very old family/ tribal name, and Sa Moa is "people of Moa". American Samoa is called that to distinguish it from Samoa. American Samoa is a US territory located Southeast of Samoa. It is 5 islands, and 2 atols- about 76 sq. miles of land, and just over 55,000 pwoplw,

How do American Samoans celebrate Christmas?

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samoans celebrate Christmas by knowing how to spell hahaha jonah

What is the Samoan translation for blood is thicker than water?

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Literal translation: "O le toto e a'alu atu ai lo le vaiauli" or translating the idea/meaning of thicker in this case, I would tend to use the word "malosi" - O le toto e malosi atu ai lo le vaiauli".

What is the English translation of the Samoan word 'fasaga'?

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figure as in number or figure something out.

Which continent is American Samoa?

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Samoa is geographically in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. However, politically, Samoa is a part of the Eastern Hemisphere as it has recently announced that it now considers itself west of the IDL. Samoa is a part of Australia & Oceania.

What are the main crops that Samoans grow?

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Talo (taro), fa'i (bananas), ta'amu (I don't know the English name), yam (ufi)

Why do Samoan people wear sarongs?

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Hang on a second... Where have you seen a Samoan wearing a SHEET? The traditional wear for males are their "ie faitaga" which is a lavalava. Is that what you mean? If so, then just like how so many other countries have their traditional attire, so do we.

What is the English translation of the Samoan words Fai fai pea?

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The phrase "fai fai pea" is a Samoan chant typically used by plantation workers whilst gathering the harvest in the plantations. It is also used by individuals carrying long and laborious tasks in the villages..Fai fai pea. English translation. " Keep on with it" or "keep the hard work up" A Samoan Artist, Paul Lele or more commonly known as King Kapisi, uses this phrase in one of his songs. Lyrics read, "screams from the old plantation non stop, Fai fai pea, fai fai pea". This part of the song talks about the workers in the plantation chanting. Much like African American Slaves did in the cotton fields of the Southern American States. However it is important to note that Samoans in the plantations were not slaves but family workers cultivating their ancestral land.