Samoa

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Samoa

Samoa is 2831km2 big. The capital city is Apia.



Landforms of the region,bodies of water, mountain ranges.

Islands, islets.

Savai'i, south pacific ocean, upolu.
Mt silisili, Mt matavanu.

Climates

tropical; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October)

Plants and animals

Aloalo, Aloalo tai, Aloalo vao, ʻAvaʻavaaitu sosolo , ʻAvaʻavaaitu tu.


flying fox, fruit bat.


Natural Resources

hardwood forests, fish, hydropower. Because they have a lot of rain forests.

History

Archeologists place the earliest human settlement of the Samoan archipelago at around 1500 B.C. This date is based upon the ancient lapita pottery shards found throughout the islands.

First civil war between 1886 and 1894. Second civil war 1899

People and Languages

92.6% Samoans

7.0% Euronesians

0.4% Europeans

Samoan, English

Religion and Education

nearly 100% of the population of Samoa is Christian.

Primary school 8years, Secondary school 5years.

Traditions, Customs, and Food

T:Women play an important part in contributing with their skills in items of important cultural value including 'ie toga, finely woven mats used in ceremony and gift exchanges.

Pe'a, traditional male tattoo.

'Ava ceremony

C:For passengers over 16 years old, 200 cigarettes or 250g of cigars (cigarillos) or 250g of tobacco, 1L of alcohol

F:breadfuit, taro, taro leaves, cooked green bananas, raw fish.

Current issues and challenges facing the country

soil erosion, deforestation, invasive species, overfishing.

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