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Old 03-10-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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Hi everyone I just wanted to share some info about the U.S Territory of Guam,since I visited the island and lived there for a few years in the past.

Guam's culture is like a blend of Native Chamorro/Hispanic/Asian/American with also other influences from other Islander cultures from throughout the Pacific as well.

The Native People and Language is called "Chamorro"(Chamoru),but English is widely spoken.
The Native Chamorro People only make up 37% of Guam's Population.

The Native Chamorro People are classified as Pacific Islanders.
Pacific Islanders are the Natives of 3 main regions of (Micronesia,Polynesia and Melanesia)

Guam (Guahan) is a part of The Marianas Archipelago and part of a region in the Pacific called "Micronesia".

Hello="Hafa Adai" (Pronounced like "Hahfah Day")
Goodbye="Adios"

The term "Guamanian" is any race/ethnicity that's born in Guam,and the people born in Guam are U.S Citizens(Americans).

The Island Slogan in Guam is "Where America's Day Begins" because it's the first U.S Territory to greet each new day,since the island is one day ahead of the U.S Mainland.


Here's also a youtube video about Guam and it's Location.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r90DYjZ76g&t=107s

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Old 03-15-2019, 12:37 AM
 
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Hi everyone I just wanted to share some info about the U.S Territory of Guam,since I visited the island and lived there for a few years in the past.

Guam's culture is like a blend of Native Chamorro/Hispanic/Asian/American with also other influences from other Islander cultures from throughout the Pacific as well.

The Native People and Language is called "Chamorro"(Chamoru),but English is widely spoken.
The Native Chamorro People only make up 37% of Guam's Population.

The Native Chamorro People are classified as Pacific Islanders.
Pacific Islanders are the Natives of 3 main regions of (Micronesia,Polynesia and Melanesia)

Guam (Guahan) is a part of The Marianas Archipelago and part of a region in the Pacific called "Micronesia".

Hello="Hafa Adai" (Pronounced like "Hahfah Day")
Goodbye="Adios"

The term "Guamanian" is any race/ethnicity that's born in Guam,and the people born in Guam are U.S Citizens(Americans).

The Island Slogan in Guam is "Where America's Day Begins" because it's the first U.S Territory to greet each new day,since the island is one day ahead of the U.S Mainland.


Here's also a youtube video about Guam and it's Location.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r90DYjZ76g&t=107s

interesting
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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One small correction. There are 6 territories, not 5 of them. The District of Columbia is also an American territory.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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I wouldn't really consider Guam to be isolated, I think that distinction falls to American Samoa. Guam has a large (and growing) military presence and it's basically the new Hawaii.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:51 PM
 
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To be honest most Americans do not consider The District of Columbia as a Territory,especially since our Nation's capital is located there.
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One small correction. There are 6 territories, not 5 of them. The District of Columbia is also an American territory.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:55 PM
 
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Had to share these videos,because it's sad that most people never heard of Guam or The CNMI yet they are American Territories.

If you were to visit these islands,most of the people there are Patriotic Americans and are very much connected with The U.S Mainland even though they are far away.

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:57 PM
 
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Yup,Guam is not isolated,but he probably meant it's the furthest U.S Territory from the U.S Mainland.

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I wouldn't really consider Guam to be isolated, I think that distinction falls to American Samoa. Guam has a large (and growing) military presence and it's basically the new Hawaii.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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are people in guam polynesian like the samaons, Hawaiians and the maories?
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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To be honest most Americans do not consider The District of Columbia as a Territory,especially since our Nation's capital is located there.
It's very much in the same bracket. Congress has authority over the District's government (as with territories) and when the Republicans control Congress they regularly overturn laws passed by the DC Council and impose legislation on the District. It's a very colonial relationship.

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are people in guam polynesian like the samaons, Hawaiians and the maories?
Sort of, the indigenous people are called Chamorros. They make up about 40% of the population.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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The Native Chamorro's are considered Micronesian not Polynesian,but you will see Polynesian influence in Guam,especially from Hawaii.

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are people in guam polynesian like the samaons, Hawaiians and the maories?
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