Definition of Guam from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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an independent US territory in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the largest and most southern of the Mariana Islands. Guam is popular with tourists, and there are large US Air Force and Navy bases there. In 1944, during World War II, US forces landed in Guam and defeated the Japanese who occupied it. In 1997, a Boeing 747 plane of Korean Air crashed there and 225 people in it were killed.