Guam’s Racial Makeup
Percentage From Most to Least
- Mixed Race
- Hispanic or Latin
There are also some Carolinian, Tongan, Yapese and other Pacific Islanders on Guam.
Most of the white population is from the mainland US. Some are also from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Russia.
Two major lineages
- The first migration seems to have been from Eastern Indonesia 4 to 5 thousand years ago. This DNA link to Eastern Indonesia is also found in the Philippines.
- The second migration occurred approximately 1 thousand years ago. So far there is no exact match for the DNA of the second migratory wave. It does coincide to the time when latte stones and rice cultivation appear on Guam though. The Marianas are the only known Pacific islands that rice was grown in a prehistoric time.
A Unique People
Read more about the History of Guam’s People on the Guam History page.
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