Etymology
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Samoa

Pacific island, an indigenous name, said to be from the name of a Polynesian chieftain, or else meaning "place of the moa." Related: Samoan (by 1837).

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Definitions of Samoa

Samoa (n.)
a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific;
Synonyms: Independent State of Samoa / Western Samoa / Samoa i Sisifo
Samoa (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Samoan Islands
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