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Samoa

Sa·mo·a

 (sə-mō′ə)
1. 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 bc and were first sighted by European explorers in 1722. Dual administration of the archipelago was established by treaty in 1899.
2. An island country of the southern Pacific Ocean comprising the western Samoa Islands. The islands, inhabited by a Polynesian people, were visited by Dutch and French navigators in the 1700s and became a German colony in 1899. Occupied by New Zealand during World War I, the islands, known as Western Samoa, were later administered as a League of Nations mandate and a UN trust territory. The country 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.
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Samoa

(səˈməʊə)
n
1. (Placename) an independent state occupying four inhabited islands and five uninhabited islands in the S Pacific archipelago of the Samoa Islands: established as a League of Nations mandate under New Zealand administration in 1920 and a UN trusteeship in 1946; gained independence as Western Samoa in 1962 as the first fully independent Polynesian state; officially changed its name to Samoa in 1997; a member of the Commonwealth. Languages: Samoan and English. Religion: Christian. Currency: tala. Capital: Apia. Pop: 195 476 (2013 est). Area: 2841 sq km (1097 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also called: Samoa Islands a group of islands in the S Pacific, northeast of Fiji: an independent kingdom until the mid 19th century, when it was divided administratively into American Samoa (in the east) and German Samoa (in the west); the latter was mandated to New Zealand in 1919 and gained full independence in 1962 as Western Samoa, now called Samoa (as detailed in sense 1). Area: 3038 sq km (1173 sq miles)
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Sa•mo•a

(səˈmoʊ ə)

n.
1. a group of islands in the S Pacific, N of Tonga: divided into American Samoa and Samoa.
2. an independent country in the S Pacific, comprising the W part of Samoa: formerly a trust territory of New Zealand. 229,979; 1093 sq. mi. (2831 sq. km). Cap.: Apia. Formerly, Western Samoa.
Samo′an, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Samoa - a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South PacificSamoa - a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
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
Apia, capital of Western Samoa - the capital of Western Samoa
2.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
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Independent State of Samoa, Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Western Samoa - a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
Samoan - a native or inhabitant of the Samoan Islands
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Translations

Samoa

[səˈməʊə] NSamoa f
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Samoa

nSamoa nt
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The 1918 influenza pandemic in Fiji, Tonga and the Samoas. In: Bryder L, Dow D, editors.
She had "Samoas" painted in white shoe polish on her blue minivan.
"You had me at Samoas," I muttered in self-disgust and hauled out my checkbook.
While Thin Mints are the most well-known and popular Girl Scout cookie, Samoas, Tagalongs, Lemon Cooler, Do-Si-Dos and other varieties are sent, too.
(3) (489) (1) 240 X Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties (2) (26g) 150 X Hershey's York (2) (28 g) 160 X Pepperidge Farm Lido (2) (34 g) 180 X Pepperidge Farm Mini Mint Milano (6) (329) 170 X Pepperidge Farm Milano, original (3)(349) 180 X Nabisco Milk Chocolate Covered Oreo (2) (36 g) (1) 180 X Girl Scout Thin Mints (made by Little Brownie Bakers) (4) (29 g) 140 X Keebler Chips Deluxe (2) (30 g) 160 X Girl Scout Samoas (2) (31 g) 150 X Keebler E.L.
Yes, they're right up there with the Western Samoas and Millports while we languish 20-odd places below.
The girls set up tables where they peddled Do/Si/Dos, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Aloha Chips, All Abouts, Ole Ole, Samoas, and the ever-popular Thin Mints.
This intensely polished Pacific and world history centers around Islander and European identities, tends to rely heavily on the histories of Australia and New Zealand, and, thus, leaves the reader longing for more details about Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian islands, from the Samoas and Tokelau to Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia, etc.
In this paper, I trace the roots of these problems in the Samoas to the Western colonial practices that culturally disenfranchised young Samoans.
The Lamanis, who recently purchased their own plant and are expanding, cite increased literacy, citizen interest in voting rights, and better coverage as reasons for their tabloid's rapid growth - a trend also encountered in many neighboring island nations such as New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Samoas.
On Tuesday, the "Peppermint" star packed up boxes of the cookies in different flavors, including Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and more, to ship out to her fans.