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  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.
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Examples from the Web for upolu

Historical Examples

  • It is said that the king of a division of Upolu, called Atua, once lived at that spot.

    Magic and Religion

    Andrew Lang

  • He led me into the Savaii plantation and the cocoa venture on Upolu.

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • La'ala'a was also the name of a god in Upolu, who was the champion of wrestlers.

  • Nafanua was also the name of a village god on the island of Upolu.

  • He first touched at Manu'a, and then came and conquered Upolu.

British Dictionary definitions for upolu


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