Samoan islands world map. Pacific islands island geographic region of the pacific ocean. Malo saoloto tutoatasi o samoa. According to legend samoa is known as the cradle of polynesia because savaii island is said to be hawaiki the polynesian homeland. Maori is a major polynesian language and as such is similar to hawaiian samoan tahitian and other island languages with which it shares many words that are identical or similar in sound and meanings.
Chinese mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. An endonym is the name for a place site or location in the language of the people who live there. Samoa s e m o e officially the independent state of samoa samoan. English and maori are the official languages.
The global ecoregions are the results of regional analyses of biodiversity across the continents and oceans of the world completed in collaboration with hundreds of regional experts worldwide and by conducting extensive literature reviews. And until 4 july 1997 known as western samoa is a country consisting of two main islands savaii and upolu and four smaller islands. This map depicts endonyms of the countries of the world in their official or national languages. The samoan islands were first settled some 3500 years ago as part of the austronesian expansion.
Samoas early and more current history is strongly connected with the histories of tonga and fiji which are in the same region and with whom it shares historical genealogical and cultural traditions. It comprises three ethnogeographic groupingsmelanesia micronesia and polynesiabut conventionally excludes the neighbouring island continent of australia the asia related indonesian philippine and japanese archipelagoes and the. There are 27 countries that start with the letter s. Belgrade the capital city of serbia one of the countries in europe that beings with the letter s.
Samoa country in the central south pacific ocean among the westernmost of the island countries of polynesia.