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American Samoa Flag


Flag of American Samoa
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of American Samoa]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme white,blue,red bown,yellow
Color and Design

A red-edged white triangle pointing towards the hoist charged with a bald eagle clutching a war club and a fly-whisk. The upper and lower triangles are dark blue.

Meaning & SymbolismThe colors and symbols of the American Samoa's flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The red, white and blue represent the colors traditionally utilized by both the United States and Samoa.[2] The bald eagle represents the U.S. and features on the flag, although it does not live in American Samoa.[11] It clutches two Samoan symbols, alluding to America's guardianship over American Samoa, as well as evoking the Great Seal of the United States. The symbols are a uatogi (a war club, epitomizing the government's power) and a fue (a fly-whisk, representing the wisdom of traditional Samoan leaders).
Description and Brief History

The flag of American Samoa is a flag consisting of a red-edged white triangle pointing towards the hoist charged with a bald eagle clutching a war club and fly-whisk, with dark blue upper and lower triangles. Adopted in April 1960 to replace the "Stars and Stripes" as the official flag of the territory, it has been the flag of the Territory of American Samoa since that year. The colors used epitomize the traditional colors of the United States and Samoa.

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