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  • proper n. A US overseas territory in Oceania. Official name: Territory of American Samoa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa


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  • Tuna company StarKist Co. had serious violations of federal food safety laws at its processing plant in American Samoa, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

    Sorry, Charlie: FDA warns StarKist about food safety violations

  • “Though not citizens, people born in American Samoa are American nationals, free to travel throughout the United States and its territories.”

    Spider Bones

  • Murali Gopal American Samoa STOY was born and raised in India and now lives with his family in American Samoa, where he teaches at Leone High School.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

  • When my wife Beena got the offer to teach in American Samoa I readily agreed because I liked to teach and wanted a change from the monotonous and high pressure office work.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

  • Why the American Samoa is the only U.S. territory or island not considered tsunami-ready despite having millions of dollars in homeland security money just for that single purpose.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2009

  • And I'm going to ask him about American Samoa, which is voting right now.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2008

  • Her remark Friday followed accusations from Republicans a day earlier that American Samoa, which is not now covered by the $5.15 an hour federal minimum wage, was not included in the law raising the federal pay floor to $7.25 an hour because StarKist has a large cannery in the island chain.

    Republicans Complain Minimum Wage Increase Does Not Cover Pacific Island Economy

  • The lowest scores go to Chicago, Cleveland and Baton Rouge, also Mandan, North Dakota, and American Samoa, which is, if you don't know, about 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2007

  • The 23-year-old Saelua helped make history here Tuesday after playing a key role in American Samoa's 2-1 victory against Tonga in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Print American Samoa football team celebrate first ever win American Samoa hold several unwanted records American Samoa's football team - ranked as the worst international team in the world - has won a game for the first time in its history.

    BBC News - Home


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