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Inarajan, Guam

Inarajan
Inalåjan
Village
Location of Inarajan within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Inarajan within the Territory of Guam.
Country United States
Territory Guam
Government
 • Mayor Doris Flores Lujan (D)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 2,273
Time zone ChST (UTC+10)

Inarajan (Chamorro: Inalåhan) is a village located on the southeastern coast of the United States territory of Guam. The village's original Chamoru name, Inalåhan, was altered when transliterated during Spanish control of the island.

The village history predates the 1521 discovery of Guam by the Spanish. It was the home to the legendary Chief Gadao, and was one of the few villages with sizable populations at the end of Spanish rule in 1898. In 1950 it had a population of 1,494 with 814 living in the village itself. Today, it is the best preserved of the Spanish era villages and is known for its rich history and culture. The village's population has decreased since the island's 2000 census.[2]

Places of interest include the village's pre-World War II church, statue of Chief Gadao, the Gef Pa'go Chamorro Village, the ancient Paintings of Chief Gadao's Cave, and historic village architecture.

Statue of the legendary Chief Gadao in Inarajan, Guam.

The municipality of Inarajan includes the community of Malojloj, in the hills north of the central village. Malojloj and Inarajan each celebrate separate village fiestas. Many residents from the Malojloj section of Inalahan, claim themselves to be a separate village, seeing as they celebrate different fiestas and they have their own land boundary. In Southern Guam, it is easily recognisable as to what part is proper to Inalahan, and what is proper to Malojloj.

The Dandan region of Malojloj was the site of a NASA Apollo tracking station and is currently the site of the proposed landfill for Guam replacing the Ordot Landfill. The Landfill issue has been opposed immensely by the residents of the village as well as many environmentalists, but the government of Guam has overruled them.[3]

Contents

  • Education 1
  • Notable residents 2
  • Mayor of Inarajan 3
  • See also 4
  • References and external links 5

Education

Guam Public School System serves the island.

Inarajan Elementary School and Inarajan Middle School are in Inarajan. Southern High School in Santa Rita serves the village.[4]

Inarajan High School, formerly located in Inarajan, closed in 1997.[5]

Notable residents

Mayor of Inarajan

  • Jamie D.S. Paulino (1981–1988)
  • Edward C. Crisostomo (1988)
  • Eddie C. Paulino (1988)
  • Juan C. Cruz (1989–1993)
  • Jesse L.G. Perez (1993–2001)
  • Franklin M. Taitague (2001-2013)
  • Doris F. Lujan (2013–present)

See also

References and external links

  1. ^ a b 2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook PDF (4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
  2. ^ Therese Hart, "Guam Population slightly up, latest census says," Marianas Variety, August 26, 2011, http://mvguam.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19623:guam-population-slightly-up-latest-census-says&catid=59:frontpagenews
  3. ^ Author unknown, "Opinions mixed on GRRP's landfill plans", KUAM April 2, 2009, http://www.kuam.com/story/11218519/opinions-mixed-on-grrps-landfill-plans
  4. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.
  5. ^ http://www.gdoe.net/rpe/annual_grad_ratesSY96_02.htm
  • Inarajan Guam at Guam Portal
  • Pacific Worlds, 2003
  • Inarajan Map from PDN
  • Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1

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