Manu'a


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Manu'a

(mäno͞o`ä), island group and district (2010 pop. 1,143) of American SamoaAmerican Samoa,
officially Territory of American Samoa, unincorporated territory of the United States (2010 pop. 55,519), comprising the eastern half of the Samoa island chain in the South Pacific.
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 comprising Ta'u, Ofu, and Olosega islands, with a total area of 22 sq mi (57 sq km). According to Samoan tradition, the Manu'a group is the cradle of the race. The main settlement is Luma, on Ta'u Island.
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The Samoa carrier has been sanctioned by the US Transportation Department to fly between American Samoa's main island of Tututila and the outer Manu'a islands, since September last year.
It serves the entire population of the Tutuila, Aunu'u, and Manu'a islands, and provides a full range of acute care services as well as some sub-speciality services to its patients.
The small size of villages on the Manu'a Islands meant that spatial sampling was not possible; thus, a convenience sample of volunteers was recruited.
During this period, he visited Manu'a, the main location of Mead's research and began his own inquiries which eventually led to his refutation of Mead's earlier work in Samoa.
This other research project which had not been authorised by her fieldwork supervisor Franz Boas had been requested of her by the Bishop Museum and was to culminate in her book, The Social Organisation of Manu'a.
One of the largest assemblages (N=28) comes from the To'aga site, Manu'a Islands, dating to roughly 2500 BP (Kirch 1993: 160-63).
The younger generation of anthropologists seems to have grown beyond the acerbic reactions toward missions that characterized earlier scholars like Malinowski or the blindness to church life shown by people like Margaret Mead, whose Coming of Age in Samoa gives little attention to church activities, despite the fact that in Manu'a, where she did her work, the church is a central feature of social existence.
The largest islands are Tutuila and the Manu'a group (Ofu, Olesega, and Ta'u Islands).
The American Samoa Government has withdrawn its plane with capacity to accommodate nine passengers from the local startup Manu'a Air.
The principals of a fresh airline planning to offer flights from American Samoa's Tutuila to Manu'a, met with Governor, Lolo Moliga, in Honolulu.
As per the report, Manu'a island group of American Samoa is all ready to gain business development funds for the first time, to strengthen the islands' economy, the territory would comprise new amounts in the budget for raising small businesses and the Manu'a group will receive a portion of the US$1 million total.