Papa’ Sombran Mapagåhes
dandan / fino' chamoru

Papa’ Sombran Mapagåhes

Ti siña mumaigo’ yu’ på’go achokka’ gof yafai yu’. Meggai na cho’cho’ hu kekena’funhåyan på’go. Esta matutuhon un nuebu na såkkan gi UOG. Guaha deadline para un tinige’-hu academic agupa’, ya inalulula para bei na’funhåyan este ya na’hånaogue. Gi chatmaigo’-hu på’go, lumailailai yu’ gi komputå-hu, ya hu sodda’ i lyrics para este na kånta “Papa’ … Continue reading

I Duendes
fino' chamoru

I Duendes

Gi hinenggen Chamorro, guaha mandikike’ na taotao mañasaga’ gi halomtano’ Guahan gi antetes tatte na tiempo. Gof ya-ñiha manmanakachayi ni’ atten-ñiha taotao ko’lo’lo’ña i famagu’on yan i manggof hoben na nene. Yanggen manhålom i manhoben pat manla’amko’ na famagu’on gi halomtano’, siña manminatdidisi ni’ Duendes. Un minatdision i ti siña i patgon kumuentos esta ki … Continue reading

Act of Decolonization: Hugua
decolonization / estoria / politiku

Act of Decolonization: Hugua

We often conceive of colonization as being a formal process involving militaries, governments and treaties. These things all play essential roles in creating a colony, but the process for colonization is always far more complicated than this. Those who are seeking to understand colonialism and also create possibilities for decolonization must not focus solely on … Continue reading

Chamorro Wedding Traditions
fino' chamoru / kuttura

Chamorro Wedding Traditions

A year end gift for those looking to improve their Chamorro reading and comprehension skills. Here is an account by Illuminada Perez, a pioneer in the movement for the revitalization of the Chamorro language on Chamorro wedding traditions from before World War II. *************************** Kustumbren Chamorro put Inakamo’ By Illuminada Perez  Annai sumuttero pat sumuttera … Continue reading