Chamorro people

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Chamorro people (1915)
Total population
147,798 (2010 census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States
 Guam59,381 (2010 census)[2]
 Northern Mariana Islands12,902 (2010 census)[3]
Chamorro (native)
English (auxiliary)
Predominantly Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Other Micronesians, Filipinos

The Chamorro or CHamoru people are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands. They are divided between the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Chamorros also have large populations in several U.S. states, specifically those on the West Coast. The Chamorro are a mainly Austronesian people, but some may also have other ancestries such as Spanish or Japanese.

Language[change | change source]

The Chamorro language is the native language of the Chamorro people. It contains many loanwords from Spanish because of the Spaniards' colonial history on Guam and the Mariana Islands.

Notable Chamorros[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2010" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. "2010 Census Guam Demographic Profile Summary File" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  3. "Ethnic Origin or Race: 2010 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Summary File".\publisher=US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2017.