The World Factbook: Background: :: Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: American Samoa (i/əˈmɛrɨkən səˈmoʊ.ə/; Samoan: Amerika Sāmoa, [aˈmɛɾika ˈsaːmʊa]; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa.
American Samoa consists of 5 main islands and 2 coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, ...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesAmerican Samoa Government...US Department of the Interior - Office of ...American Samoa Environmental Protection Ag...
Research CentresSamoan Studies Institute (SSI) - American ...
Libraries and ArchivesAmerican Samoa Community College...American Samoa Historic Preservation Offic...Feleti Barstow Public Library...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...British Museum...
Health and Health ResearchWorld Bank HealthStats...World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pa...
Languages More on Glottolog
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Administrative AreasEastern (District)
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