Alao is a village on the narrow east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located close to the island's easternmost point, just to the north of Aunu'u Island. Alao is home to white sand beaches, and is one of the oldest settlements in all of American Samoa.[1]

The village gained international attention in 2005 when the village council moved to ban Asian-owned businesses within village boundaries. Its ranking chief, Sogimaletavai Leo, told reporters that the village wanted to protect small Samoan-owned businesses. He also explained that it has been an increased number of Asian-owned stores popping up in neighboring villages on the island’s east end.[2]

Olomoana Hill behind Alao is one of very few places in Tutuila where trachyte occurs.[3]

A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in town.

Alao is located in American Samoa
Coordinates: 14°16′3″S 170°33′49″W / 14.26750°S 170.56361°WCoordinates: 14°16′3″S 170°33′49″W / 14.26750°S 170.56361°W
Country United States
Territory American Samoa
 • Total0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Total554
 • Density990/sq mi (380/km2)


  1. ^ Goodwin, Bill (2006). Frommer’s South Pacific. Wiley. Page 401. ISBN 9780471769804.
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  3. ^ Whistler, W. Arthur (2002). The Samoan Rainforest: A Guide to the Vegetation of the Samoan Archipelago. Isle Botanica. Page 98. ISBN 9780964542631.

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