Pronounced as: fah-no-gee
Derived from the word: manohge(v), to stand or rise up.
Adding the prefix fan- only slightly enhances the intended meaning of the word to apply to a larger mass of people. Its root word, manohge, may also be used to imply its plural usage. You may use either word when addressing a group of people around you to rise come wherever they’re resting and to stand. However, keep in mind the context of your words to use it efficiently. For instance, the word fanohge may be deemed appropriate in a public setting to gain attention.
It has become a powerful and insightful slogan for the CHamoru people to call for unification amongst one another for a common cause. Through this ideology, we can look past what divides us and come together as one CHamoru union. Throughout Guåhan’s history, our successes are not only to be credited to our American allies. The drive to rise up against aggressors gives the empowering voice needed to push through.