Manua Islands

/mah nooh"ah, meuh nooh"euh/
a group of three small islands in the E part of American Samoa. 1700; ab. 5 sq. mi. (13 sq. km).

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▪ islands, American Samoa
also spelled  Manu'a 

      group of three islands (Tau [Ta'u], Ofu, and Olosega), American Samoa, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Tau, the chief island, has an area of about 15 square miles (39 square km). It is conical in shape, rising to Lata Mountain (3,179 feet [969 metres]); the main village is Luma on the west coast. Ofu and Olosega are separated by a narrow channel, about eight miles northwest of Tau. Area 21.9 square miles (56.7 square km). Pop. (2000) 1,378.

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  • Manua Islands —   [mɑː nuːɑː aɪləndz], Gruppe der Samoainseln, zu Amerikanisch Samoa, bestehend aus Ofu (8 km2), Olosega (3 km2) und Tau (39 km2, mit dem Hauptort Luma), zusammen 1 730 Einwohner …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Manua Islands — Die Manuainseln (auch Manu a geschrieben) sind eine zu Amerikanisch Samoa gehörende Inselgruppe. Sie umfassen die zweit , die dritt und die viertgrößte Insel des Territoriums: Taʻū (45,7 km² groß), Ofu (7,5 km²) und Olosega (5,4 km²) sowie das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manua Islands — geographical name islands SW Pacific in American Samoa E of Tutuila area 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Manua Islands — /məˌnuə ˈaɪləndz/ (say muh.noohuh uyluhndz) plural noun a group of three small islands in the eastern part of American Samoa …   Australian English dictionary

  • Manua Islands — /mah nooh ah, meuh nooh euh/ a group of three small islands in the E part of American Samoa. 1700; ab. 5 sq. mi. (13 sq. km) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manua-Inseln — Die Manuainseln (auch Manu a geschrieben) sind eine zu Amerikanisch Samoa gehörende Inselgruppe. Sie umfassen die zweit , die dritt und die viertgrößte Insel des Territoriums: Taʻū (45,7 km² groß), Ofu (7,5 km²) und Olosega (5,4 km²) sowie das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • American Samoa — the part of Samoa belonging to the U.S., comprising mainly Tutuila and the Manua Islands. 61,819; 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km). Cap.: Pago Pago. Abbr.: AS (for use with zip code). Cf. Samoa, Western Samoa. * * * American Samoa Introduction American… …   Universalium

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  • manuan — I. məˈnüən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Manua islands, American Samoa + English an 1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Manuan islands of American Samoa 2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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