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Guam Cities by Population

19 cities shown of 19 total Guam cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Dededo Village 42,980
2. Yigo Village 19,474
3. Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village 18,012
4. Mangilao Village 13,313
5. Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village 10,500
6. Barrigada Village 8,652
7. Santa Rita Village 7,500
8. Yona Village 6,484
9. Chalan Pago-Ordot Village 5,923
10. Agat Village 5,656
11. Agana Heights Village 3,940
12. Talofofo Village 3,215
13. Inarajan Village 3,052
14. Sinajana Village 2,853
15. Merizo Village 2,163
16. Asan-Maina Village 2,090
17. Piti Village 1,666
18. Hagatna 1,100
19. Hagatna Village 1,100

Guam History

It is believed that Guam was first discovered by seafaring people who migrated from southeastern Indonesia around 2000 B.C. Most of what is known about Pre-Contact Chamorros comes from legends and myths, archaeological evidence, Jesuit missionary accounts, and observations from visiting scientists like Otto von Kotzebue and Louis de Freycinet."

When Europeans first arrived on Guam, Chamorro society roughly fell into three classes: matua, achaot, and mana'chang. The matua were located in the coastal villages, which meant they had the best access to fishing grounds while the mana'chang were located in the interior of the island. Matua and mana'chang rarely communicated with each other, and matua often used achaot as a go-between. There were also makana"

skilled in healing and medicine. Belief in spirits of ancient Chamorros called Taotao Mona still persists as a remnant of pre-European society. Early European explorers noted the Chamorros' fast sailing vessels used for trading with other islands of Micronesia."""

Guam, the only eighteenth century outpost of European civilization in the Pacific Ocean beyond the Philippines, the regular stopping-place between Mexico and Manila from 1565 to 1815, and today, since Philippine independence, the farthest outpost of actual United States territory in the Pacific, is the biggest single segment of Micronesia the largest island between Kyushu and New Guinea, between the Philippines and the Hawaiian Islands.

Latte Stones

The Latte Stones familiar to Guam residents and visitors alike were in fact a recent development in Pre-Contact Chamorro society. The latte stone consists of a head and a base shaped out of limestone. Archaeologists using carbon-dating have broken Pre-Contact Guam history into three periods: Pre-Latte"" ""Transitional Pre-Latte"

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