The Chamorro language (chuh-MORE-row) (Finuʼ Chamoru in Chamorro) is a language spoken in Guam and the Mariana Islands. It has a lot of loanwords from the Spanish language. It is spoken by about 58,000 people.
|Native to||Mariana Islands|
Official language in
| Guam |
Northern Mariana Islands
The Chamorro language has its own wikipedia. The first edit was made there in 2004. I
In 1922, the US government banned the Chamorro language. Now, most Chamorro in Guam speak English. However, some people are teaching Chamorro classes so that others can learn the language.
Chamorro uses the ABCs like English and Spanish. The Spanish brought them this alphabet.
Chamorro has 6 vowels.
|Å||like a in car|
|A||like a in cat|
|I||like ee in meet or i in pit|
|E||like e in met or ee in meet|
|U||like oo in tool or u in put|
|O||like ow in low or u in put|
Chamorro has 19 consonants.
|'||as in the space between "uh" and "oh" in uh-oh|
|Ñ||as in the ni in onion|
|NG||as in the ng in sing|
|Y||as in the z in zoo or j in June|