|Native to||Mariana Islands|
Official language in
| Guam |
Northern Mariana Islands
Chamorro (English: //; Chamorro: Finuʼ Chamorro (CNMI), Finoʼ CHamoru (Guam)) is a language spoken in Guam and the Mariana Islands by the Chamorro people. It has a lot of loanwords from the Spanish language. It is spoken by about 58,000 people.
The Chamorro language has its own Wikipedia. The first edit was made there in 2004.
History[change | change source]
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.
Letters[change | change source]
Chamorro uses the ABCs like English and Spanish. The Spanish brought them this alphabet.
Vowels[change | change source]
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|
Consonants[change | change source]
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|
References[change | change source]
|Chamorro edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|