Story: Samoans

Church in Savai‘i

Church in Savai‘i

After the arrival of missionaries in 1830, Samoa quickly became converted to Christianity, especially Congregationalism. The church and fa‘asamoa (Samoan culture) are closely intertwined, and very large and beautiful churches are one of the characteristic sights in Samoa.

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - History and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015