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

Hagåtña
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Hagåtña

For those who want to read about the historical, political and cultural significance of Guam’s capital village, Hagåtña. I prepared these vignettes for the I Ma’adahen Fino’ Chamorro gi Koleho project under the guidance of Dr. Faye Untalan. I wrote up short descriptions of areas in Saipan, Hagåtña, Tinian and Southern Guam. It was a … Continue reading

Marianas Anthems
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Marianas Anthems

At the start of each Chamorro language class I teach at UOG we go through a simple exercise based on the two anthems for the Mariana Islands, Fanohge Chamorro from Guam and Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi from the CNMI. Each of them in their lyrics evoke different relationships to the homeland of the Chamorros. … Continue reading