Definition of Chamorro in English:
noun (plural same or Chamorros)
1A member of the indigenous people of Guam.
- Chamoru, the ancient language of the Chamorros on Guam, and English are both official languages in Guam.
- Guam is a spiritual place where Chamorros believe in a vigorous spiritual presence melded with Catholic dogma taught by the earliest Spanish missionaries.
- After the 1970s, ethnic tension between Chamorros and Filipinos became pronounced.
2 [mass noun] The Austronesian language of the Chamorro, with about 73,000 speakers.
- The official languages are English, Chamorro, and Carolinian, an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian language that is a combination of dialects from atolls in the area of Truk.
- Guam, or Guahan, (translated as ‘we have’) as it was known in the ancient Chamorro language, is the southernmost and largest island of the Mariana Islands, in the west central Pacific.
- In the Chamorro language of the Northern Marianas, the greeting is hafa adai.
Definition of Chamorro in:
- US English dictionary
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