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Inarajan

Inarajan

Inarajan is a village located on the Southeastern coast of the Marianas Island of Guam. The village's original name in Chamoru, Inalåhan, was altered when transliterated during Spain's rule 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. 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. 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