Agaña

Agaña

[ah-gah-nyah]
noun
a seaport in and the capital of Guam.
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Guam

[gwahm]
noun
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).

Guamanian [gwah-mey-nee-uhn] , noun, adjective
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Agaña (əˈɡɑːnjə)
 
n
the former name for Hagåtña

Guam (ɡwɑːm)
 
n
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: 165 000 (2004 est). Area: 541 sq km (209 sq miles)

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