Samoa

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geographical name Sa·moa \sə-ˈmō-ə\

Definition of Samoa

  1. 1 or formerly Navigators Islands islands in the southwest central Pacific Ocean north of the Tonga Islands that are divided at longitude 171° west into American, or Eastern, Samoa and independent Samoa area 1209 square miles (3143 square kilometers) — see American Samoa

  2. 2 or formerly Western Samoa islands of the southwest central Pacific Ocean west of American Samoa that were formerly administered by New Zealand and have been an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1962 capital Apia (on Upolu Island) area 1100 square miles (2850 square kilometers), population 187,820

  1. —see also samoan

SAMOA Defined for English Language Learners

Samoa

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Definition of Samoa for English Language Learners

  • : islands in the Pacific Ocean

  • : island country in the Pacific Ocean


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