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An island of American Samoa in the southwest-central Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island in the group.


(Placename) the largest island of American Samoa, in the SW Pacific. Chief town and port: Pago Pago. Pop: 55 876 (2000). Area: 135 sq km (52 sq miles)


(ˌtu tuˈi lə)

the largest of the islands of American Samoa: harbor at Pago Pago. 30,626; 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).
Tu`tu•i′lan, adj., n.
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Public health needs assessments of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, after the 2009 tsunami.
We discuss recent findings from Vainu'u (AS-32-016), a multi-component highland site on Tutuila Island, American Samoa.
In this paper, we examine the occupation of Vainu'u (AS-32-016)--a multi-component site located on Tutuila Island, American Samoa--and interpret the site in light of our broader understanding of Samoan prehistory.
In neighboring American Samoa at least 24 people were killed and 50 injured, American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono said from Hawaii, with the southern portion of the main Tutuila island "devastated".
Between 1990-2000, the number of children increased most rapidly in the western half of Tutuila Island. Poverty levels were high in all parts of the territory, with the highest rates on the Manu'a Islands.
The Territory's population (46,600 in 1990), located primarily on Tutuila Island, is growing rapidly (3.7% per year) and has a doubling time of only 19 years (EDPO, 1991).
To identify retail food sources, a pair of two-person teams canvassed Tutuila Island by car and foot, visually inspecting and identifying the location and business status (i.e., in-business, out-of-business, or under renovation) of all retail food vendors.
Archaeological data recovery for the American Samoa Power Authority sewer collection system in Tualauta County, Tutuila Island, American Samoa.
Addison (2008) Assessing the role of climate change and human predation on marine resources at the Fatu-ma-Futi site, Tutuila Island, American Samoa: an agent based model.
Throughout the region, the transition from Polynesian--plainware deposits to aceramic deposits remains to be fully investigated, although for Tutuila Island the spatial and chronological parameters have been outlined (Addison, et al.
Here we present data on approximately 1500 years of shellfish exploitation at the Fatu-ma-Futi site, Tutuila Island, American Samoa.
Previous studies on the basalt adzes of Tutuila have focused on the issue of inter-island long-distance exchange, although most of the Tutuila adzes have been found on Tutuila Island itself.