Definition of Samoa

1. Noun. A constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific.

Exact synonyms: Independent State Of Samoa, Samoa I Sisifo, Western Samoa
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Samoan Islands
Terms within: Apia, Capital Of Western Samoa
Derivative terms: Samoan



2. Noun. A group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop.
Exact synonyms: Samoan Islands
Group relationships: Polynesia
Terms within: Independent State Of Samoa, Samoa I Sisifo, Western Samoa, American Samoa, As, Eastern Samoa
Generic synonyms: Island
Member holonyms: Samoan

Definition of Samoa

1. Proper noun. A country in Oceania. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Samoa

1. A group of islands in the southwest central pacific, divided into american samoa and western samoa. They were discovered in 1722 by jacob roggeveen, a dutchman, visited in 1768 and named navigators islands by louis de bougainville, and visited in the 19th century by u.s. Naval officers. They were under native rulers until about 1860. Throughout the remainder of the century united states, british, and german interests figured heavily. They did not achieve independence until 1962. The name comes possibly from that of a local chieftain or from a native word meaning place of the moa, an extinct bird which might have been the totem of the natives. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Samoa

samitis
samizdat
samizdats
samlet
samlets
samlor
samlors
sammed
sammich
sammiches
sammier
sammiers
sammies
samming
samnitis
samoa (current term)
samogon
samoleon
samosa
samosas
samoun
samovar
samovars
samoyedes
samoyeds
sampan
sampans
samphire
samphires
sampi

Literary usage of Samoa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"73 Aus samoa, XVIII. 338 t Books on samoa and Guam : AP 0. Griffin, XX. ... 214 t samoa ; whence peopled ? JB Stair. VI. 3941 Three weeks in samoa ..."

2. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"But samoa does have a capital—at least, in a small thatched hut, under the palms of ... Volcanoes make the mountains and gorges and solid land of samoa; ..."

3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1899)
"[The following account is supposed to describe the final expulsion of the Tongans from samoa, which occurred twenty-five generations ago, or about the year ..."

4. The Nineteenth Century (1886)
"The omission complained of referred to the rumour that reached England some few days ago that Germany had annexed samoa. ' I felt sure,' said Lord Granville ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Immediately after the adjournment, the German government, without previous notice to the other Powers, instructed its representatives in samoa to demand ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"Immediately after the adjournment, the German government, without previous notice to the other Powers, instructed its representatives in samoa to demand ..."

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