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Guam

[gwahm]
noun
  1. 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).
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Related formsGua·ma·ni·an [gwah-mey-nee-uh n] /gwɑˈmeɪ ni ən/, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for guamanian

Guamanian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Guam or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Guam
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Guam

noun
  1. 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)
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Word Origin and History for guamanian

Guam

from Chamorro Guahan, said to mean literally "what we have."

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guamanian in Culture

Guam

[(gwahm)]

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.

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