Suruhanu

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Suruhanu or Suruhana are people who function as herbal healers in some Pacific Island cultures. Such people exist on the island of Guam and are a result of Pre-colonial times where people known as makahna were believed to mediate between the physical and spiritual worlds.[1] It comes from the Spanish word cirujano or "surgeon", here taking the general meaning of healer.

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  1. ^ Culture of Guam - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space