CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ, a native Chamoru
from the Pacific Island of
But for us, Guahan, (which means "we have" in our Chamoru language) is a name that resonates with all that is precious: a 4,000 year-old matrilineal culture, close family ties, and a deep respect for the island's natural resources.
For the past three decades, Chamoru delegations have been appealing to the United Nations for support in their quest for self-determination.
The largest cluster appears to be among the Chamorro or Chamoru
people of Guam among whom the incidence sometimes exceeds 140 per year per 100,000 population.
A sampling of topics: the Hispanization of modern Nahuatl varieties, Hispanisms in Kuna, Spanish lexical borrowing in Imbabura Quichua, reversing Hispanization on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Hispanization processes in the Philippines, and attitudes of native speakers of modern Chamoru
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Develop a database to record their scientific and Chamoru
names, their habitat, color and some features in Chamoru
The original Chamoru
inhabitants were expert fishermen and seafarers.
The early 1960's catch was identified by the Chamoru name of the fish.
(1) Chamoru, previously Chamorro, is the currently accepted spelling of the indigenous people of Guam.
Some form of hook and line fishing, usually handline, has been done since the arrival of the Chamorus on Guam around 1500 BC (Amesbury et al., 1986).