- a seaport in and the capital of Guam.
- an island, belonging to the U.S., in the N Pacific, E of the Philippines: the largest of the Marianas group; U.S. naval station. 206 sq. mi. (535 sq. km). Capital: Agaña. Abbreviation: GU (for use with zip code).
Examples from the Web for agana
It also appears by an inscription of Nabonidus that he repaired a temple at the city of Agana, and left an inscription there.
A series of shootings in and around the town of Agana on Christmas Eve left a black and a white marine dead.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
- the former name for Hagåtña
- an island in the N Pacific, the largest and southernmost of the Marianas: belonged to Spain from the 17th century until 1898, when it was ceded to the US; site of naval and air force bases. Capital: Agana (now officially spelt Hagåtña). Pop: 160 378 (2013 est). Area: 541 sq km (209 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for agana
from Chamorro Guahan, said to mean literally "what we have."
A self-governing island territory of the United States, located in the western Pacific Ocean. With important naval and air bases, Guam is an American military bastion in the Pacific.