The Chamorro People

The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which are politically divided between the United States territory of Guam and the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Today, a substantial number of Chamorros from the Marianas live in the United States, including Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Nevada. According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 70,000 people of Chamorro descent live on Guam and another 20,000 live in the Northern Mariana Islands. Another 148,000 live outside of Mariana Islands in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. Read more about Chamorro people


About Guam

The island of Guam, Guahan in native Chamorro, is a truly cosmopolitan community that reflects the cultures of its original Chamorro inhabitants as early as 2,000 B.C., influenced by countless European, American, Asian, Micronesian, and other people who have occupied, visited and immigrated to Guam since the 16th Century. Read more about Guam


About The Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), is a commonwealth in political union with the United States in the Western Pacific Ocean. The CNMI comprises a chain of fourteen tropical islands possessing a combined land area of 184 square miles spread out over 264,000 square miles of ocean. Read more about CNMI