Savai'i


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Savai'i

(sävī`ē), volcanic island (1981 pop. 43,150), SamoaSamoa,
formerly Western Samoa,
officially Independent State of Samoa, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 194,000), South Pacific, comprising the western half of the Samoa island chain.
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. It is the largest (c.700 sq mi/1,810 sq km) and most westerly of the Samoan islands. Savai'i, fertile and mountainous, has the highest peak in Samoa, Mt. Silisili (6,070 ft/1,850 m). Bananas, copra, and cocoa are exported. The largest town is Tuasivi. Savai'i was formerly called Chatham Island.
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A recent intensive search in the Savai'i uplands confirmed that Manumea numbers are critically low and now there are plans to uplist them to critically endangered.
The New Zealand and Samoan teams also spent a full day in Savai'i, conducting home visits, followed by two free days on Upolo's south coast for some well-earned relaxation.
Tuilagi was born in 1991 in Fatausi-Fogapoa, a small beach village of 300 people on the Samoan island of Savai'i.
Most plots were kept by individual families, though larger villages may have also had communal cultivation areas, especially on the larger islands of Savai'i and 'Upolu (Watters 1958:340).
(23) The name can be traced back to Savai'i, but, as Margaret Orbell says, "all else is myth." Hawaiki, 19.
In 1923, the Flahertys, along with their young daughters, set sail for Savai'i, the largest of the Samoan Islands.
The oldest and westernmost of the five islands, Savai'i (Fig.
Terrain: Volcanic (only one or two active volcanoes on Savai'i; others are considered dormant).
A total of 423 swabs were obtained from skin and soft tissue infections of 399 persons at 8 locations on the 2 main islands of Samoa (Upolu and Savai'i) and a smaller island, Manono.
The IPCC lists a few examples among thousands of endemic island dwellers facing likely extinction unless we can get a handle on greenhouse gas emissions in short order: the Tuamotu sandpiper of Tuamotu Island, the Bristle-thighed Curlew of French Polynesia, the Manus fantail of Papua New Guinea, the lorikeet and rail of New Caledonia, the moorhen and Savai'i of Samoa, the Santo Mountain starling on Espiritu Santo, penguins in the Galapagos, petrels in Bermuda and seabird colonies from the Kerguelen, Crozet and outer Hawaiian islands, among others.
Medical teams provided a wide variety of medical and dental services in programs on Apolima, Savai'i, and Upolu, treating a total of 3,520 patients.