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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Guam, GUnoun

    the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898

Wiktionary

  1. Guamnoun

    Unincorporated territory of the United States; placed in Oceania. Official name: Territory of Guam.

    Etymology: From the first letters of the member states.

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  1. Guam

    Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of sixteen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations. The island's capital is Hagåtña. Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago. The island has a long history of European colonialism, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition landing on March 6, 1521. The first colony was established in 1668 by Spain with the arrival of settlers including Padre San Vitores, a Catholic missionary. For more than two centuries Guam was an important stopover for the Spanish Manila Galleons that crossed the Pacific annually. The island was controlled by Spain until 1898, when it was surrendered to the United States during the Spanish–American War and later formally ceded as part of the Treaty of Paris. As the largest island in Micronesia and the only U.S.-held island in the region before World War II, Guam was captured by the Japanese on December 8, 1941, just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and was occupied for two and a half years. During the occupation, the people of Guam were subjected to acts that included torture, beheadings and rape, and were forced to adopt the Japanese culture. Guam was subject to fierce fighting when U.S. troops recaptured the island on July 21, 1944, a date commemorated every year as Liberation Day.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Guam

    An island in Micronesia, east of the Philippines, the largest and southernmost of the Marianas. Its capital is Agana. It was discovered by Magellan in 1521 and occupied by Spain in 1565. They ceded it to the United States in 1898. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Department of the Interior since 1950. The derivation of the name Guam is in dispute. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p471)

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Anagrams for GUAM »

  1. gaum, MUGA

  2. MUGA

  3. gaum

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of GUAM in a Sentence

  1. Moon Jae-in:

    The second summit would be a venue where they settle on terms of what specific measures North Korea will take and how those moves will be reciprocated by the United States, but U.S. forces in South Korea or strategic assets in places like Guam and Japan are not linked with North Korea alone, as they exist for the stability and peace of the entire Northeast Asia.

  2. Dennis Rodman:

    We thought, ‘This would be awesome!’ the people in Guam are all about it. They love it. You get a team from North Korea, get these guys from Pyongyang. Play it in Beijing.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We fly these massive bombers in from Guam, and when I first started a certain general said, oh, yes sir, we fly them in from Guam, its right next door. Right next door is seven hours away and then they come and drop millions of dollars of bombs and then they go back, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars on those exercises, and I hated to see it. I thought it was unfair.

  4. Moon Jae-in:

    But U.S. forces in South Korea or strategic assets in places like Guam and Japan are not linked with North Korea alone, as they exist for the stability and peace of the entire Northeast Asia.

  5. David Hackett:

    It's inefficient and it distorts the market, it makes life more expensive for people living on islands like Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and those in Alaska.

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