Chamorro Voices: Finding a Connection Home Through Language


For most Chamorro people living in Hawai`i, hearing the language of their ancestors is a rare thing. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, members in the Pacific Island community are working to revitalize the language and keep it alive for generations to come.

(Credit Molly Solomon)

Kenneth Gofigan Kuper (center) goes over Chamorro sentence structure with students Alex San Nicolas (left) and Francine Naputi (right).


The Chamorro language class meets weekly at Kaka'ako Kitchen, every Saturday at 10 am.

For more information on the class, contact Kenneth Gofigan Kuper at or the Marianas Club at

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