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Cha·mor·ro

 (chə-môr′ō, chä-môr′rō)
n. pl. Chamorro or Cha·mor·ros
1. A member of a people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
2. The Austronesian language of the Chamorros.
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Magellan supposedly remembered Guam as the 'island of thieves,' when Chamorros canoed their way to the ships and began taking away anything they could.
There are more religions compared to decades ago, and there's a movement among some Chamorros to get in touch with their culture separate from the Catholic Church.
Sadly, military recruiters are now worried that young Chamorros have become too unhealthy and obese to enlist in the armed forces.
John Schumacher, Jesuit historian, wrote that the inebriating tuba was introduced to the Chamorros after the glorious martyrdom of Fr.
Los supuestos crimenes cometidos por el jesuita revelan tensiones internas entre fuerzas politicas y religiosas en conflicto (jesuitas, agustinos, antijesuitas de dentro y fuera del imperio catolico espanol), pero si bien es cierto que los comisarios recoletos instrumentalizaron a los chamorros para producir al "heretico", no es menos cierto que los chamorros tambien utilizaron a los misioneros recoletos para proteger los rituales y practicas catolicas, las cuales constituian ya expresiones de la cultura e historia chamorras.
Drawing on written evidence like government documents and personal records, she interprets each aspect of the military administration of Guam from the perspective of the navy's management of the South Sea Islands, examining non-militarization and how it related to Guam's occupation by Japan, efforts to bring about economic development, and the application of Japanization to Guam's Chamorros.
Kelaguen Chamorros are known for their kelaguen-making skills, and this food is a signature local dish.
We then explore the concept of Guamanian, as an identity construct that many Chamorros reject within a complicated colonial and independence context.
In the last quarter of the twentieth century, Chamorros lost their majority status in the island, as non-Chamorros residents began to outnumber Chamorros.
The minority--around 4,500--was local 'native' Chamorros and Carolinians; the majority was Japanese and Korean settlers, all of whom would now be caught up in the battle that would rage until July 9th when US forces declared the island secured.
Cultural, economic and social interactions between the Chamorros of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands would inevitably be influenced by German ways.