|147,798 (2010 census)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Guam||59,381 (2010 census)|
|Northern Mariana Islands||12,902 (2010 census)|
|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.
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Notable Chamorros[change | change source]
- Theresa H. Arriola, cultural anthropologist from the Northern Mariana Islands
- Zach Banner (born 1993), American NFL football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Manny Crisostomo (born 1958), Chamorro Pulitzer Prize winner
- Joe Duarte (born 1983), mixed martial artist
- Peter Gumataotao, first Chamorro two-star flag officer in the United States military
- Siobhon McManus, teacher & activist
- Susan Pangelinan, Chamorro-American member of the United States Air Force
- Frank Camacho, martial artist
- Jon Tuck, martial artist
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References[change | change source]
- "The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2010" (PDF). census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "2010 Census Guam Demographic Profile Summary File" (PDF). census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "Ethnic Origin or Race: 2010 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Summary File". census.gov\publisher=US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2017.