Samoan islands world map. 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. Saint kitts and nevis is a country located in the midst of the caribbean sea and the atlantic ocean. There are 27 countries that start with the letter s. English and maori are the official languages.
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. Malo saoloto tutoatasi o samoa. And until 4 july 1997 known as western samoa is a country consisting of two main islands savaii and upolu and four smaller islands. The samoan islands were first settled some 3500 years ago as part of the austronesian expansion.
Some of the other languages such as spanish english arabic portuguese russian japanese german french bengali hindi and urdu also have considerable number of speakers and thus are marked on the map in accordance with the regions they are spoken in. Samoa country in the central south pacific ocean among the westernmost of the island countries of polynesia. Chinese mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Belgrade the capital city of serbia one of the countries in europe that beings with the letter s.
An endonym is the name for a place site or location in the language of the people who live there. 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. The country is composed of two islands and. 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.
Pacific islands island geographic region of the pacific ocean.