Language: Arara do Para is a Cariban language of South America,
spoken by 100 people in Brazil. Arara is an agglutinating language
with complex verb morphology. Its word order is usually VSO.
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Names: In their own language, the Arara call themselves Ukarãgmã (also spelled and other ways,) which means
"people of the red macaw." Arara is a Portuguese translation meaning "macaw," and Arara do Para
refers specifically to the people of the Pará region where the Ukarãgmã live. They have also sometimes been known as
Opinadkom (probably an early corruption of Ukaragma), Araras Bravos, Ajujure, and
Pariri'. The Apiaka and Apingui were subtribes
that probably spoke dialects of the same language, but have since been absorbed into the Araras.
Alternate spellings of these names include Arára, Arará, Ukarãngmã, Ukarammã, U-kara-ngmã, Wogarangma, Opinadkóm,
Apiacá, Apiaca, Apeiaca, Parirí, Arara do Pará, and Arara of Para.