Apurina is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by about
1000 people in Brazil. Apurina is a polysynthetic
language with complex verbs, notable for using the rare OSV word order.
The Apurina are also sometimes known as Popengare,
Kaxiriri; spelling variants of these names include Apurinã,
Apuriná, Apurimã, Ipurina, Ipuriná, Ipurinan, Hypurina, Ipureiná, Apurinña, Popingaré, Popunkare, Popũkare, Ponpukare,
Kangite, Kangiti, Kankiti, Kankete, and Cacharary.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Apurina language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Apurina Animal Words:
Picture glossary of animal words in the Apurina language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Apurina language.