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

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

I Guinife-ta
decolonization

I Guinife-ta

Hu tugiyi i nobia-hu este, anai umachago’ ham gi i ma’pos-na na mes. Ha susteni i korason-hu, ha na’ladangkolo i guinife-hu siha. Si Yu’us Ma’ase ta’lo Isa para todu un cho’guiguiyi yu’! ********************** Eståba yu’ sen chågo’ Ya i dikike’ na islå-ku Dumångkolo gi hinasso-ku siha Anai eståba yu’ gi islå-ku Kalang didide’ nu Guahu … Continue reading

Guinaiya: Chamorita Style
dandan

Guinaiya: Chamorita Style

This year for the Inachaigen Fino’ CHamoru or Chamorro Language Competition we tried out a new category, Kantan Chamorrita. This style is something unfamiliar to most on Guam today, but was an integral, constant and always oppan part of Chamorro life before the war and even for a few years afterwards. Kantan Chamorrita or Chamorrita … Continue reading