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The Samoan Islands is an archipelago in the central South Pacific, forming part of the wider region of Oceania. Today, the islands have two jurisdictions, the independent country of Samoa in the western half of the islands, and the territory of American Samoa comprising the islands to the east.

In Samoan culture, it is believed that the Samoan islands were formed as stepping stones by their Diety: Tagaloa.

Samoa is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands. The country became independent from New Zealand in 1962 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and one of the biggest islands in Polynesia, Savai'i.

American Samoa consists of 5 main islands and 2 coral atolls. Tip: on Tutuila, the main island, use local, unscheduled "aiga" buses or taxis, or you can rent a car to visit Natlonal Park of American Samoa.

RSS

Samoa - Google News

Flickr

Samoa

2012

Samoa 2012 - Facebook

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Park-of-American-Samoa/118648148187878
https://www.facebook.com/ManuateleCommunityWorldwide
National Park of American Samoa

Twitter

@NPamericansamoa
http://www.sprep.org - https://twitter.com/SprepChannel

Tourism Portals

Samoa.travel - Twitter

Travel Websites

Polynesian Xplorer Blog - YouTube

Government

Government of Samoa
Ministry of Natural Resources, and Environment

Airlines

http://www.samoaair.ws

Biodiversity

Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Workshop Series: New Information and Web-based Technologies
Second Workshop of the Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Series (November 2008)
They're talking biodiversity - Samoa Observer

Rugby

Manu Samoa Rugby News

Blogs

Busy Corner

Music

http://www.laughingsamoans.com - http://www.laughingsamoans.com/category/tours

Museums

http://www.museumofsamoa.ws

News

Samoa Observer

Holidays

June 1 Samoan Independence Day

Editing

Samoa

Samoa's Tourism at a Fork in the Road - article in Conscious.Travel

Wikipedia

Samoa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoan_Islands

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