Chamorro

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A language of Guam

Alternate Names
Chamorru, Tjamoro
Population

62,500 in Guam (Bender and Rehg 1991). Population total all countries: 94,700.

Location

Also in Northern Mariana Islands, United States.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1974, Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 7, Section 706, amended).

Dialects

Chamorro, Rotanese Chamorro.

Typology

SVO, VSO

Language Use

Gaining in importance. Taught at the University of Guam.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Influence from Spanish [spa]. Christian.

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