History Of Globalization And Globalization Of The Chamorro Language

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“Although not all communication is linguistic, language is by far the most powerful and versatile medium of communication, all known human groups possess language” (Gumperz 1968). Chamorro is an Austronesian language spoken by about fifty-thousand people, in the Marina Islands. It is the language of Micronesia with the largest number of speakers and one of Micronesia’s two most endangered languages. The Chamorro language is spoken in the Marina Islands and by many Chamorro’s in the western states of the United States and has been a powerful symbol of cultural identity for more than three hundred years. In my first research paper, I focused on the present-day Chamorro language and Guam. Throughout this research I will dive into globalization and revitalization of the Chamorro language as a whole. We will take a step back into time and develop an understanding of where the Chamorro language thrived from and how to keep it alive.
To begin, Chamorro’s are sometimes known as Cahmorus, Chamorris, Chanislos, Tjamoros, or Taotao Tano, are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (Figure 1.1). The majority of Chamorro’s are Roman Catholic, with many traditional beliefs and taboos mixed with the Catholic teachings. The homeland of the Chamorro’s now forms in the United States territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Northern Marianas were included in United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947. Guam was governed by

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