American Samoa


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American Samoa

Abbr. AS
An unincorporated territory of the United States in the southern Pacific Ocean northeast of Fiji comprising the eastern islands of the Samoan archipelago. American Samoa has been administered by the United States since 1899. Pago Pago, on Tutuila, the largest island of the group, is the capital.

American Samoa

n
(Placename) the part of Samoa administered by the US. Capital: Pago Pago. Pop: 54 719 (2013 est). Area: 197 sq km (76 sq miles)

Amer′ican Samo′a


n.
the part of Samoa belonging to the U.S., comprising mainly Tutuila and the Manua Islands. 61,819; 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km). Cap.: Pago Pago. Abbr.: AS
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American Samoa - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of SamoaAmerican Samoa - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
Samoan Islands, Samoa - 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
Pago Pago, Pango Pango - a port in American Samoa
Translations
Samoa américaines
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Director Asalele thanked all Directors for allowing their staff to participate in the workshop and for their corporation and efforts in ensuring a safe American Samoa. Also in attendance included representatives from the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), American Samoa Historical Preservation Office (ASHPO), and the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR).
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For an island that's located at the American Samoa 4,000 miles from the West Coast, there's not much choice in the matter.

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