island group consisting of seven islands in the South Pacific, north of Tonga: an unincorporated territory of the U.S.: 77 sq mi (199 sq km); cap. Pago Pago on Tutuila Island: abbrev. AS
An unincorporated territory of the United States in the southern Pacific Ocean northeast of Fiji comprising the eastern islands of the Samoan archipelago. American Samoa has been administered by the United States since 1899. Pago Pago, on Tutuila, the largest island of the group, is the capital.