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Camacho wants Guam renamed "Guahan"

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Governor Felix Camacho is requesting for the island of Guam to now be called "Guahan". The chief executive transmitted Bill 331, which would change the official name of Guam to its name in the Chamorro language.  Guam was predominately referred to as Guahan from 1521 until 1898.

Guahan means "a place that has", for example, a place of resources. Camacho noted his desire to change the name during his State of the Island Address on Monday.

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