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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.


(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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The latte, now symbols of the Chamorro identity, are stone pillars used as building support by ancient Chamorro people.
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.
Surviving near annihilation under Spanish rule, brutal Japanese occupation during World War II, and American liberation that further devastated then modernized the island, the Chamorro people (the descendants of the indigenous inhabitants of the island who also identify as Guamanian) (1) have been largely patriotic to the United States since before the United States Congress passed the Organic Act in 1950, which granted island residents American citizenship.
Neurotoxic flying foxes as dietary items for the Chamorro people, Marianas islands.
In the late 1940's to early 1950's, an illness similar to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) occurred in the Chamorro people in Guam.
If you are knowledgeable of the history of Guam, the hospitality of the Chamorro people, and are doubly aware of the future direction of Guam, then preserving and promoting the indigenous culture of the island should be taken seriously and planned respectfully by all leaders.
During the last century, a neurological disease akin to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spiked among the Chamorro people in Guam.