The Samoans have long best famous as sailors and boat builders, and they have many legends and tales of great beauty and interest.

The Samoan islands are about 4,800 miles southwest of San Francisco, California. The nine western islands make up the independent island nation of Samoa. The seven eastern islands make up the territory of American Samoa

The Polynesian inhabitants of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific are called Samoans. These people are recognized as the Samoa2best representatives of the remarkable and interesting Polynesian race, and their traditions hold that these islands were the center from which the race spread to other Pacific Islands.

To find out more contact:

High Commission of Samoa
13 Culgoa Circuit
O’Malley ACT 2606
+61 2 6286 5505


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