Guam's Villages

There are 19 beautiful Districts, or "Villages", in Guam. Each Village has its wonderful, unique attributes.

Take the time to enjoy each Village...and feel free stop by each Mayor's Office to say "Hafa Adai!".  

 

ASAN-MAINA

Assan-Ma’ina
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ASAN-MAINA

Assan-Ma’ina
Asan (Hassan) and Maina are located in the southern-central side of the island. This area is part of the Luchan (Western) District. This village derives its name from the word "hassan". "Hassan" means scarce or rare. The word "ma'ina" refers to the other village that makes up this district together with Asan. Hunters hunted by the light of a torch and also saw what they caught by the light of the same torch. Another meaning of the word "ma'ina" deals with an infant who between the times of his birth to his baptism, is taken by his mother to a church mass before sunrise; this ritual considered the presentation of the child to the temple or church.