Samoa

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).wikipedia
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Savai'i

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).
Savaii is the largest (area 1,694 km 2 ) and highest (Mt Silisili at 1,858 m) island in Samoa and the Samoan Islands chain.

Upolu

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).
Upolu is an island in Samoa, formed by a massive basaltic shield volcano which rises from the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean.

Samoan culture

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They developed a unique Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.
The traditional culture of Samoa is a communal way of life based on Fa'a Samoa, the unique socio-political culture.

Samoan language

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They developed a unique Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.
Samoan (Gagana faa Sāmoa or Gagana Sāmoa; ) is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa.

American Samoa

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The entire island group, which includes American Samoa, was called "Navigator Islands" by European explorers before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills.
American Samoa (Amerika Sāmoa, ; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa.

Manono Island

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).
Manono is an island of Samoa, situated in the Apolima Strait between the main islands of Savai'i and Upolu, 3.4 km west-northwest off Lefatu Cape, the westernmost point of Upolu.

Apolima

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).
Apolima is the smallest of the four inhabited islands of Samoa and situated in the Apolima Strait, between the country's two largest islands Upolu to the east and Savai'i to the west.

2016 Samoan general election

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The Prime Minister Tuila'epa came back to power after a landslide victory in March 2016, beginning a fifth term for the premier.
General elections were held in Samoa on 4 March 2016.

Nafanua

Nafanua was a famous woman warrior who was deified in ancient Samoan religion.
Nafanua was an historical ali'i (chief/queen) and toa (warrior) of Samoa from the Sā Tonumaipe'ā clan, who took four pāpā titles, the leading ali'i titles of Samoa.

Mulifanua

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These were found at a Lapita site at Mulifanua and the findings were published in 1974.
Mulifanua is a village on the north-western tip of the island of Upolu, in Samoa.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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However, Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived in Samoa from 1889 until his death in 1894, wrote in A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, "… the Samoans are gentle people."
Stevenson spent several years in search of a location suited to his health, before finally settling in Samoa, where he died.

Namua

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa, ) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a Sovereign state consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua).
Namu'a is a small uninhabited island off the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa.

Va'aletoa Sualauvi II

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In July 2017, Va'aletoa Sualauvi II became the head of state, succeeding Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi.
Va'aleto'a Eti Sualauvi II (born 29 April 1947) is a Samoan politician who is the current O le Ao o le Malo (head of state) of Samoa, in office since 2017.

Samoan Civil War

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This was followed by an eight-year civil war, during which each of the three powers supplied arms, training and in some cases combat troops to the warring Samoan parties.
The First Samoan Civil War refers to the conflict between rival Samoan factions in the Samoan Islands of the South Pacific.

Malietoa Tanumafili I

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Samoan forces loyal to Prince Tanu were besieged by a larger force of Samoan rebels loyal to Mata'afa Iosefo.
Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili I (1879 – 5 July 1939) was the Malietoa in Samoa from 1898 until his death in 1939.

Samoan Islands

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The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago.
Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa (apart from Swains Island, which is part of the Tokelau Islands).

Tonga

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The United Kingdom had vacated all claims in Samoa and in return received (1) termination of German rights in Tonga, (2) all of the Solomon Islands south of Bougainville, and (3) territorial alignments in West Africa.
It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east (which is the nearest foreign territory), Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.

Mau movement

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In 1908, when the non-violent Mau a Pule resistance movement arose, Solf did not hesitate to banish the Mau leader Lauaki Namulau'ulu Mamoe to Saipan in the German Northern Mariana Islands.
The Mau was a non-violent movement for Samoan independence from colonial rule during the first half of the 20th century.

Jacob Roggeveen

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Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutchman, was the first known European to sight the Samoan islands in 1722.
Jacob Roggeveen also encountered Bora Bora and Maupiti of the Society Islands and Samoa.

Western Samoa Trust Territory

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From the end of World War I until 1962, New Zealand controlled Samoa as a Class C Mandate under trusteeship through the League of Nations, then through the United Nations.
Western Samoa Mandate then Western Samoa Trust Territory were the official name of Western Samoa during its civil administration by New Zealand between 1920, six years after that country had terminated the German rule, and Samoan independence in 1962.

Mata'afa Iosefo

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Samoan forces loyal to Prince Tanu were besieged by a larger force of Samoan rebels loyal to Mata'afa Iosefo.
Mata'afa Iosefo (1832 – 6 February 1912) was a Paramount Chief of Samoa who was one of the three rival candidates for the kingship of Samoa during colonialism.

Sapapali'i

Christian missionary work in Samoa began in 1830 when John Williams of the London Missionary Society arrived in Sapapali'i from the Cook Islands and Tahiti.
Sapapali'i is a village on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa.

Siege of Apia

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The Siege of Apia occurred in March 1899.
Samoan forces loyal to Prince Tanu were besieged by a larger force of Samoan rebels loyal to Mata'afa Iosefo.

Lauaki Namulauulu Mamoe

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In 1908, when the non-violent Mau a Pule resistance movement arose, Solf did not hesitate to banish the Mau leader Lauaki Namulau'ulu Mamoe to Saipan in the German Northern Mariana Islands.
Lauaki Namulau'ulu Mamoe (died 14 December 1915) (also known as Lauati) was a renowned orator chief and the first leader of the Mau, a resistance movement in Samoa during colonialism.

German Samoa

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The western islands, by far the greater landmass, became German Samoa.
German Samoa (Deutsch-Samoa) was a German protectorate from 1900 to 1914, consisting of the islands of Upolu, Savai'i, Apolima and Manono, now wholly within the independent state Samoa, formerly Western Samoa.