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Western Samoa

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Samoans comprise almost 93 percent of the total population of Western Samoa. Samoans also account for 89 percent of the population of neighboring American Samoa, a territory of the United States. The Samoans are the second-largest branch of the Polynesians, a people occupying the scattered islands of the Pacific from Hawaii to New Zealand and from eastern Fiji to Easter Island. Most of the remaining Western Samoans are of mixed Samoan and European or Asian descent.

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WESTERN SAMOA

WESTERN SAMOA (Now called Samoa). A country of Oceania, a monarchy, and member of the COMMONWEALTH. Languages: Samoan, English (both official). A German colony from late 19c, Western Samoa was a League of Nations mandate in 1920, and later a United Nations trust territory administered by New Zealand, gaining its independence in 1962.

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Western Samoa

Western Samoa, former name of the nation of Samoa.

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Western Samoa Former name of Samoa

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