The World Factbook: Background: :: New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Samoa (i/səˈmoʊ.ə/; Samoan: Sāmoa, IPA: [ˌsaːˈmoa]), officially the Independent State of Samoa (Samoan: Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Sāmoa), formerly known as Western Samoa, is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It became independent from New Zealand in 1962. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia. The capital city, Apia, and Faleolo International Airport are situated on th...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesGovernment of Samoa...Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet...Office of the Attorney General...
Research CentresCentre for Samoan Studies - National Unive...Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa ...
Libraries and ArchivesAlafua Campus Library of the University of...National University of Samoa Library (NUSL...Samoa Public Library (Nelson Memorial Publ...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Berndt Museum of Anthropology...
Health and Health ResearchCommonwealth Health Online...Faculty of Medicine - National University ...Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...
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Recordings at Paradisec
Administrative AreasA'ana (Itumalo)
Data for layers and markers are from GAA
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