CHamoru Cultural Value Systems

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Concepts and beliefs

  1. Animism
  2. Aniti: Spirit
  3. Inafa’maolek: Striving for Harmony
  4. Taotaomo’na

Practices

  1. Chåmpada: Social Competition for Status
  2. Chenchule’: Social Reciprocity
  3. Crime and Punishment
  4. Discipline
  5. Emmok: Revenge
  6. Geftao: Unselfishness
  7. Ma’goddai: Strong Urge
  8. Mamåhlao: Shame
  9. Matå’pang: Evolution of the Term
  10. Matatnga: Fearless
  11. Nginge’: Showing Respect

Special projects

  1. Voices of Our Elders Media Files