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Salamumu is a village on the south west coast of Upolu island in Samoa. The village has two settlements, Salamumu Uta (population 290) and Salamumu Tai (population 80).[1]

Although the village, area 13.11 km²,[2] is geographically located on Upolu, the village is politically (and historically) part of the Gaga'emauga electoral district on the island of Savai'i.[3]

The settlement was relocated to Upolu in the early 1900s following volcanic eruptions from Mt Matavanu which destroyed villages on the north central coast of the Savai'i and leaving behind extensive lava fields at Saleaula.

The people of Salamumu still have strong kinship cultural ties to their land on Savai'i.

Le'auva'a is another settlement on Upolu island which was also relocated from Savai'i following the volcanic eruptions.


  1. ^ "Population and Housing Census Report 2006" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ [1], page56
  3. ^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

Coordinates: 13°59′53″S 171°55′19″W / 13.99806°S 171.92194°W / -13.99806; -171.92194