Guam and its People

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Pacific Islanders by Peoples, Tribe, Kindred

Chamorro People - Maori People - Polynesian People

Guam was ceded to the US by Spain in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installation on the island is one of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.  The Chamorro people are preserving and revitalizing their culture there.

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Ancient Legends of Guam __ You will find an illustrated collection of Guam's myths and legends. - illustrated - From -

BBC News - Guam profile - Overview __ History, culture, people and more. - illustrated - From BBC - 

Betelnut or Pugua Home Page __The people of Guam have been using betelnut for centuries. Find out why and how and whether this has had any benefit. - illustrated - From -

Category:Guam culture __ Index of articles related to the culture of Guam found in Wikipedia -

Category:People from Guam __  List of people who were/are associated with Guam, by virtue of birth or residency. - From Wikipedia -

The Chamorro people of Guam __ You will find an overview of the colonial history and culture of the Chamarro people of Guam.  "Discusses the psychological implications and responses of the Chamarro to this history — with emphasis placed on the current effort to relocate (by 2014) U.S. Marines and their dependents from Okinawa to Guam, and associated support services and personnel, which would result in increasing Guam’s population by 80,000 persons (i.e., 45%)." - From /  Patricia L. G. Taimanglo, PhD, Tamuning, Guam - 


Chamorros of Guam __ Statistics and an essay style overview of Guam's Chamorros. - From - 

Culture of Guam - history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social __ A brief look at all these things plus a lot more. - From - 
Ethnologue report for Guam __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Guam. - From SIL International -

Guam __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia -


Guam Culture Page __ Learn about the Chamoru culture and more. - illustrated - From -

Guam History, People and Culture __ A good overview of the history and people of Guam.  "The island of Guam, Guahan in native Chamorro, is a truely cosmopolitan community that reflects the cultures of its original Chamorro inhabitants as early as 2,000 B.C., influenced by countless European, American, Asian, Micronesian, and other people who have occupied, visited and immigrated to Guam since the 16th Century." - illustrated - From -

Guam people ponder their identity __ About Guam's identity and the American presence.  The people of Guam are American citizens but what does that mean? - From -    

Guam Peskadot Sea Warriors __ "Peskadot" is a Chamoru linguistic term which translates to 'He who stalks and hunts the sacred resources of the Pacific Peoples''. Learn more. - illustrated - From peskadot.web -

Guam's Chamorro Culture - Pa'a Taotao Tano' __ "Pa'a's mission is to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the cultural traditions of the indigenous people of Guam and the Marianas..."  Learn about their goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From -


Lina'la' Chamorro Cultural Park __ "Guam’s first and original Chamorro cultural theme park recreates Chamorro life 500 years ago. Lina’la’ Park rests on an actual Chamorro village, dating over 1,000 years ago."  A general overview of this park. - illustrated - From -

Official Portal for the Island of Guam __ Everything from history and culture to doing business on Guam. - illustrated - From - 

Origin of Guam's Indigenous People __ "The origin of Guam’s indigenous people has been a matter of considerable speculation for more than a century. Scholars have developed theories about Chamorro origins based on various evidence: physical (pottery shards, DNA, etc.), ocean movement and language."  A look at what is now known. - From -

The People of Guam __ A look at ancient times and ancient people. "The ancient Chamorro, the earliest known inhabitants of the Mariana Islands, were of Mayo-Polynesian descent originating from southeast Asia as early as 2,000 B.C." - illustrated - From -  

The Ultimate Guide into Guam and her People __ The official US Guam website. "The Government of Guam Internet Server. Climate and weather, language, legends, Gov Guam telnet access, entrance and customs requirements, government e-mail addresess, video cam and more." - From Government of Guam - 


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