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Apia

[ah-pee-ah, ah-pee-ah] /ɑˈpi ɑ, ˈɑ piˌɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Western Samoa, on N Upolu.

Upolu

[oo-poh-loo] /uˈpoʊ lu/
noun
1.
an island in Western Samoa, in the S Pacific: the home of Robert Louis Stevenson for the last five years of his life. 430 sq. mi. (1113 sq. km).
Capital: Apia.

Western Samoa

noun
1.
an independent country comprising the W part of Samoa: formerly a trust territory of New Zealand. 1133 sq. mi. (2935 sq. km).
Capital: Apia.
Compare Samoa, American Samoa.
Related forms
Western Samoan, adjective, noun
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  • I was going to send in my papers, and come back to Apia, and marry her as Englishmen are married.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • A few days after this Meredith returned from a visit to Apia.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • "I was just saying there was no chance of your getting over to Apia for at least another week," said the trader glibly.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • A week or so after, Etheridge and the two sisters went up to Apia.

  • On Wednesday the Spinsters of Apia gave a ball to a select crowd.

    Vailima Letters Robert Louis Stevenson
  • They set out together, and at Apia gained all the information they desired.

  • There were many entertainments given by diplomats and officials in Apia.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Nellie van De Grift Sanchez
  • We should get to Apia in less than twenty-four hours if there is any kind of a breeze at all.

  • After reading the letters that awaited us in Apia, we looked over the newspapers.

    Lay Morals Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He was an American sailor, and he had deserted from a man-of-war in Apia.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for Apia

Apia

/æˈpɪə; ˈæpɪə/
noun
1.
the capital of (Western) Samoa: a port on the N coast of Upolu. Pop: 41 000 (2005 est)

Upolu

/uːˈpəʊluː/
noun
1.
an island in the SW central Pacific, in Samoa. Chief town: Apia. Pop: 134 400 (2001). Area: 1114 sq km (430 sq miles)

Western Samoa

noun
1.
See Samoa (sense 1)
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