Special Weather Notice

A typhoon is approaching Guam and the Marianas. Please anticipate heavier amounts of rainfall and gusty winds through this week. It is recommended to stay out of Guam's coastal waters until the weather conditions improve. See more ...


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Although English is spoken throughout the island, the local people continue to speak their own Chamorro language. Some, particularly older residents who lived in Guam during the World War II period of Japanese occupation, speak Japanese, as well.

As in other destinations, the fastest way to make friends in Guam is to learn a bit of the local language. Here are a few of the popular expressions you'll hear every day.


Håfa Adai!
Håfa lai!
Håfa tatatmanu hao?
Hayi na'ån-mu?
Buenas dihas
Buenas noches
Gof mauleg
Esta agupa'
Si Yu'os Ma'åse'
Hello friend!
How are you?
What's up?
What's your name?
Good Morning
Good evening
Very good
Until tomorrow
Good bye
Thank you