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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Sixty miles east of Tutuila are the Manu'a Islands where the first Samoans came by sea some 3,000 years ago.
The remaining three inhabited islands, known as the Manu'a Islands group, are located 70 miles east of Tutuila.
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.
Hunt (eds), The To'aga Site: Three Millennia of Polynesian Occupation in the Manu'a Islands, American Samoa, University of California Archaeological Research Facility No.
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.
Shankman writes: "Anticipating Freeman's published critique of Coming of Age, she chose to comment on his critiques of her work in the second edition of her Social Organization of Manu'a, which was published in 1969.
Roggeveen saw the Manu'a Group in 1722, and Bougainville the islands of Tutuila and Upolu in 1768.
The network, which spans Tutu'ila, Aunu'u and the three Manu'a islands, allows mobile users to access real-time applications and content.
Poverty levels were high in all parts of the territory, with the highest rates on the Manu'a Islands.
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.