how come chamorro people are so short?

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Sep 12, 2012
 
can chamorro people grow pass 5'3?
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Mar 30, 2013
 
Im chamorro from guam. And overall people from guam are short. Everytime i go back to guam i feel tall at 5'8. My dad was 5'11 along with his brother and my grandfather, which is tall for a chamorro. But chamorros historically arent short. Sadly the people you see today who identify as chamorro arent actually full chamorro. Infact the last pure blood chamorro died centuries ago. When the spanish discovered Guam, they descibed the locals as tall and robust. After years of war and disease the local population dropped from around 50,thousand to 5 thousand. the spanish brought people from nearby colonies to repopulate namely filipinos and mexicans. These ethnic groups tend to be short. The spanish also were short.
I identify with being chamorro, cause my grandparents all had chamorro ancestry. But one has also had filipino ancestry the other has spanish the other has chinese and on and on.

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