Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:American Samoa

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1533
Goa (detached from Funchal) - India
1558
Malacca (detached from Goa) - Malaysia
1712
Islands of the Indian Ocean (AP, detached from Malacca) - Indian Ocean
1818
Bourbon (AP, new name, previously Islands of the Indian Ocean) - Reunion, Indian Ocean, etc.
1830
South Seas Islands / Oceania / Islands of the Great Ocean (AP, detached from AP Bourbon) - Various countries and territories in Oceania
1836
Western Oceania (AV, detached from AP South Seas Islands) - New Zealand and other territories in Oceania
1842
Central Oceania (AV, detached from AV Western Oceania) - Tonga and other territories in Oceania
1850
Navigators' Islands or Samoa (AV, detached from Central Oceania) - (Navigators' Islands) Samoa
1957
Samoa and Tokelau Islands (AV, new name, previously Navigators' Islands AV) - Samoa
1966
Apia (D, and new name, previously Samoa and Tokelau Islands AV) - Samoa
1974
Apia or Samoa and Tokelau (new name, previously Apia) - Samoa
1975
Samoa and Tokelau (new name, previously Apia or Samoa and Tokelau) - Samoa

1982
Samoa-Pago Pago (detached from Samoa and Tokelau) - American Samoa
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