Definition of American samoa

1. Noun. A United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa.

Exact synonyms: As, Eastern Samoa
Generic synonyms: District, Dominion, Territorial Dominion, Territory
Group relationships: Samoa, Samoan Islands
Terms within: Pago Pago, Pango Pango



Definition of American samoa

1. Proper noun. A US overseas territory in Oceania. Official name: Territory of American Samoa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of American samoa

1. A group of islands of samoa, in the southwest central pacific. Its capital is pago pago. The islands were ruled by native chiefs until about 1869. An object of american interest beginning in 1839, pago pago and trading and extraterritorial rights were granted to the united states in 1878. The united states, germany, and england administered the islands jointly 1889-99, but in 1899 they were granted to the united states by treaty. The department of the interior has administered american samoa since 1951. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Samoa

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american samoa (current term)
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Literary usage of American samoa

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1. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1917)
"american samoa Tin- year has been a prosperous one in american samoa. There have been no seven- storms and there ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1921)
"ROSE ATOLL, american samoa. BY ALFRED GOLDSBOROUGH MAYOR. (Read April 22, 1921.) His Excellency the late Commander Warren Jay Terhune, USN, then Governor of ..."

3. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"american samoa BY VERNON L. KELLOGG Professor in Stanford University, California SAMOA is to some people a political problem; to some a place made memorable ..."

4. La Niäna and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation by Michael H. Glantz (2002)
"american samoa Continuous shaded rows indicate common geographical areas (top — Mariana Islands: center - Pohnpei State: bottom — Marshall Islands). and ..."

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