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Abbr. GU
An unincorporated territory of the United States, the largest and most southerly of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Inhabited since ancient times by the Chamorro people, Guam was visited by Magellan in 1521 and ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898. Agana is the capital.

Gua·ma′ni·an (gwä-mā′nē-ən) adj. & n.
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(Placename) of or relating to Guam or its inhabitants
1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Guam
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Guam
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Cox is not a scientist but as he studies the ailments of the Chamorro people in Guam, he discovers how they have been poisoning themselves by eating bats boiled in milk.
Yet, their 4th of July parade, although ostensibly arranged to highlight culture, did not include Chamorro people. Gregorio asked, "Is that because Chamorro is the dominant culture here?
The latte, now symbols of the Chamorro identity, are stone pillars used as building support by ancient Chamorro people. Constructed from 1100 to 1700 AD, some of them surround an area of the botanical gardens of the valley.
Every village celebrates fiestas for saints, a tradition derived from when Jesuit missionaries converted the Chamorro people in the 17th century and reorganized their communities around churches.
He calls his essays "excursions," and they take him to (1) Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, (2) the Fiji Islands, (3) Tonga, and (4) the Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands.
She examines occupied Guam in the context of the South Sea Islands' rule during the prewar and war years and outlines the Japanese occupation policy and the Guam Minseibu's rule of the Chamorro people of Guam based on archival materials, taking into account Guam's geopolitical status.
Red rice has similarities to Spanish rice which makes sense, as the main ingredient, the achote seed, most likely came from Mexico and was first introduced to the Chamorro people by the Spanish.
Indigenous to Guam are the Chamorro people and their language.
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In the late 1940's to early 1950's, an illness similar to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) occurred in the Chamorro people in Guam.
During the last century, a neurological disease akin to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spiked among the Chamorro people in Guam.