Samoa /səˈmoʊə/, officially the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa), is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976. The entire island group, inclusive of American Samoa, was known as the Navigators Islands before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills.
Religion in Samoa
The majority of Samoans follow a form of Christianity. The Christian Congregational Church of Samoa is followed by 35.5% of inhabitants, 19.6% of Samoans are Roman Catholics, 15% are Methodists and 12.7% are Mormons.
About 0.1% of Samoans are Buddhists.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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