Definition of Chamorro in English:


Line breaks: Cha|morro
Pronunciation: /tʃəˈmɒrəʊ

noun (plural same or Chamorros)

  • 1A member of the indigenous people of Guam.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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