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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.

History

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

Chamorro uses the ABCs like English and Spanish. The Spanish brought them this alphabet.

Vowels

Chamorro has 6 vowels.

Letter Pronunciation
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

Chamorro has 19 consonants.

Letter Pronunciation
' as in the space between "uh" and "oh" in uh-oh
B
Ch
D
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
Ñ as in the ni in onion
NG as in the ng in sing
P
R
S
T
Y as in the z in zoo or j in June