Samoa. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Samoa is 198,425 people in 2020. Hundreds of Samoans demonstrated in March outside New Zealand’s parliament demanding that the entire Samoa population be granted New Zealand citizenship. A petition signed by about 90,000 people was handed over to the responsible minister for ethnic issues. The automatic right to citizenship in the former colonial power of New Zealand was taken away from the Samoans in 1982. The protesters declared that they wanted to be able to travel freely between Samoa and New Zealand.
Samoa, one of the world’s least developed countries, hosted a summit in August between leaders from 14 small nations in the Pacific, as well as Australia and New Zealand.