Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I LA TADDUNG NA FINO' CHAMORRO : ABOK

Todos hit tumungo' håfa kumekeilek-ña "amigo."  Ginen i fino' Españot ayo na palåbra.  "Abok" i magåhet na palåbra para amigo gi fino' Chamorro.

Guåha kåntan Sånta Maria ni ilelek-ña, "Sen masåmai hao, abok-ho; såntos hao gi tutuhon-mo."

Guåha tiå-ho ni fiho umålok, "Gof umabok ham yan guiya."

Ask a typical person how to say "friend" in Chamorro and they will answer "amigo" or "amiga."  We know that's borrowed from the Spanish.  But the original Chamorro word for a friend or confidant is abok.

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