from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • n. The Austronesian language of the Chamorros.

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  • proper n. An indigenous native islander of the Mariana Islands consisting of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.
  • proper n. An Austronesian language spoken by the indigenous native islanders of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
  • adj. Pertaining to the indigenous native islanders of the Mariana Islands consisting of Guam, Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.


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  • Chamorro is pork shank, what you might think of as the ankle of the animal.

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  • The native people are known as Chamorro, and at the last census they made up about a third of the population.

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  • EJ's House of Chicken & Ribs, a new restaurant in Mission Viejo touting the food of Guam, known as Chamorro cuisine.

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  • In fact, it sounds a lot like "Chamorro", or pork shank.

    Mystery Meat

  • She now says that all teens should venture beyond the "Chamorro" classroom setting to learn more about Guam's wonderful native culture. - Local News

  • On Oct. 3, a 22-year-old man named Frederico Chamorro Yax was arrested and charged in three sexual assaults that took place in September and October in Sunset Park and neighboring Bensonhurst.

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  • "There's a lot of alarm," said Carlos Fernando Chamorro, an independent Nicaraguan journalist.

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  • Mr. Ortega will be encouraged by the poll's results, Mr. Chamorro wrote in an email, and will try to increase the "concentration of power and demolish the rule of law."

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  • The manner in which Mr. Ortega won doesn't augur well for the country, said Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro .

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  • In an upset that stunned the Sandinista machine and its American sympathizers, Nicaraguans went for challenger Violeta Chamorro, who won 55% of the vote to Mr. Ortega's 41%.

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