from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island group of the southern Pacific Ocean east-northeast of Fiji, divided between Samoa, a sovereign nation, and American Samoa, a territory of the United States. The islands were originally populated by Polynesians perhaps as early as 1000 B.C. and were first sighted by European explorers in 1722. Dual administration of the archipelago was established by treaty in 1899.
- Formerly Western SamoaSamoa 2 An island country of the southern Pacific Ocean comprising the western Samoa Islands. The islands were discovered and visited by the Dutch and the French in the 18th century. The eastern islands were annexed by the United States in 1899 as American Samoa, with the western islands going to Germany. Occupied by New Zealand during World War I, the western islands were later administered as a League of Nations mandate and a UN trust territory. Western Samoa achieved independence as a constitutional monarchy in 1962, and in 1997 the country's name was formally changed to Samoa. Apia, on Upolu Island, is the capital. Population: 214,000.
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- proper n. A country in Oceania.
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- n. a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop
- n. a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
Before entering into my own experiences and knowledge of this extraordinary bird, gained during a seven years 'residence in Samoa, principally on the island of Upolu, I cannot do better than quote from Dr. Stair's book, _Old Samoa_, his description of the bird.
Somewhere right now there's a tribesman in Samoa thinking, Brett Favre is texting a picture of his dick to a woman?
American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States.
By the way, American Samoa is still trying to fight the minimum wage increase that will destroy its major industry.
Two weeks earlier, defensive linemen Jonathan Fanene and Domata Peko and rookie linebacker Rey Maualuga struggled to contact family in American Samoa after the tsunami devastated the region.
Otoo and I were on the beach in Samoa -- we really were on the beach and hard aground -- when my chance came to go as recruiter on a blackbird brig.
I were on the beach in Samoa -- we really were on the beach and hard aground -- when my chance came to go as a recruiter on a blackbird brig.
"But I thought she was running recruits for the Germans in Samoa," she objected.
Ahh, those were the days … I seem to recall a cookie called a Kukabura - I seem to remember it being similar to what the Samoa is now - has anyone else mentioned these?
With all due smart-alecky respect, can you blame him for being in American Samoa in January? — steve