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Culture of American Samoa

People in American Samoa speak the English, and Samoan languages. The linguistic diversity of American Samoa is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for American Samoa is 0.1733. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 93.2% of American Samoa's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of American Samoa. The rate of urbanization in American Samoa is considered to be 2.4. According to data on inbound tourists in American Samoa, 116,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of American Samoa is called 'O Le Fu'a o Le Sa'olotoga o Samoa', which in English means 'The Banner of Freedom'. It was adopted in 1962. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Sauni Iiga Kuresa.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in American Samoa was opened on 09/29/2000. At the moment American Samoa has 2 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 75% of the population of American Samoa are obese.

Alcohol consumption

The rate of alcohol consumption in American Samoa and the relative distribution of different alcohol types are unknown, which might indicate the lack of traditional alcohol distribution industry.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of American Samoa is palusami.