Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture
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Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture

In 2013, I was asked by the local O’ahu media company, ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss my at the time upcoming thesis “Na’lå’la’ i Fino’-ta, Na’matatnga i Taotao-ta: Chamorro Language as Liberation From Colonization” on their show. Although I don’t quite like the title chosen as I aim to move way beyond the “preservation” framework for … Continue reading

Chamorro Studies yan i Kumunidåt Chamorro
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Chamorro Studies yan i Kumunidåt Chamorro

Para åpmam na tiempo i hinasson-ña i taotao Guahan gof “colonial” put hafa siña ta ofresi i mundo. Iya Guahan un gof dikike’ yan chågo’ na isla. I Mañamorro un gof dikike’ na taotao, mandåñu nu “colonialism” yan tåya’ esta perfekto puro’ put Guiya yan i kutturå-ña. Tåya’ sibilisaion-ña. Humuyongña, para tiningo’, pi’ot tiningo’ edukasion, … Continue reading

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Ginen si Yengyong Pulos

Ti ha halang yu’ anai umaguaiya i dos gi magahet. Taikinalamten guinaiya. Buente guaha ina’go para taotao, Lao tåya ina’go para guinaiya. A’guyon linå’la, Lao ti a’guyon guinaiya. O ahe’; gof figo’ gui’ gi langhet, Ha egga’ pakyo’ gi tasi, lao ti falagu; Guiya i estreya para todudu i manahak na båtko siha. Ha giha … Continue reading