The language appears to be intermediate between the Philippine and the Melanesian linguistic groups. Internal evidence, such as their use of the Sanscrit names for rice and the betel nut, tends to show that the ancient Chamorro race migrated from the Malay Archipelago later than the Polynesians, who took their departure before the introduction from India of either rice or betel nut.
The ancient Chamorros were Malays. The present inhabitants are a very much mixed race, with the Malay strain predominating. The average native has a brown skin, straight black hair, dark eyes, oval jace, well-formed features, smooth' skin, prominent nose and lips, short stature (below that of Europeans), well-padded flesh but with no tendency to corpulency. The women are somewhat shorter than the men, are in general somewhat stronger, and, at least when young, have clearer light-brown complexions, with straight, well-oiled hair, which they do after the fashions prevailing in Manila.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - L. M. Cox
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9781528378741
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1 cm
Page Count - 119
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