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Our Mission

Our mission at House of Chamorros is to provide humanity cultural knowledge of the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands and to share our diversity with trust, understanding, and thoughtfulness.

The Chamorro People

The Chamorro people are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands.
​The people of the Mariana Islands are commonly believed to have come from Southeast Asia at around 2000 BCE (Before Common Era – formerly known as BC). They were expert seafarers and skilled craftspeople familiar with intricate weaving and detailed pottery-making. The ancient Chamorros populated what is now known as the Mariana Islands.

See the map below for a description of the Mariana Islands.

Thousands of current-day Chamorros still call the Mariana Islands home. However, thousands more make the world their home. Chamorros live not only in the mainland United States but also in various countries, especially as so many Chamorros are stationed abroad in the U.S. military services.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands