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Ashaninka Indian Language
(Ashaninca, Asheninca, Atsiri, Campa Pajonal)

Ashaninka is an Arawakan language of South America. Some linguists consider Ashaninka, Asheninka, and Gran Pajonal Campa (Ashéninka Pajonal) to be three distinct languages; others consider them dialects of a single Ashaninka language, and still others classify the various dialects of Asheninka separately. In total, the Ashaninka and Asheninka languages are spoken by more than 50,000 people in Peru and Brazil today. They are polysynthetic and have VSO word order.

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Ashaninka Language
Ashaninka language samples and resources.

Ashaninka Culture and History
Information and links about the Ashaninka tribe past and present.

Ashaninka Language Resources

Our Online Ashaninka Materials

Ashaninka Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Ashaninka and Asheninka languages, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Ashaninka Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Ashaninka words.
Ashaninka Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Ashaninka Campa language.
Ashaninka Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Ashaninka language.
Ashaninka Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Ashaninka.

Ashaninka Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Asháninka Alphabet and Pronunciation:
    Phonological inventory of the Ashaninka language, with a sample text and a folk song.
Asháninga * Ashéninga:
    Ashaninka language information including a linguistic map of Peru. Page in Spanish.
Constraint-Ranked Derivation
    Linguistics study of the Southeastern Tepehuan and Pichis Asheninca languages.
UDHR: Ashàninca * UDHR: Ashéninca * UDHR: Campa pajonalino:
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into the Ashaninka language.
Campa Prayers:
    Ashaninka translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Axininca Campa:
    Linguistics paper about reduplication in Ashaninka.
Language House: Ashaninca * Language House: Asheninca:
    Information about Ashaninka language usage.
AILLA: Ashéninka Perené:
    Archive of Asheninka language recordings available for download.
Asháninka * Ashéninka Pajonal * Pichis Ashéninca * South Ucayali Ashéninca * Ucayali-Yurúa Ashéninca:
    Ashéninka Perené * Ajyininka Apurucayali:
    Demographic information about the Ashaninka languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Asháninka:
    Encyclopedia entry on the Ashaninka language.
Campa Language Tree:
    Theories about Ashaninka's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Pajonal Asheninca Language Structures * Axininca Language Structures:
    Ashaninka linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

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Ashaninka Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Asheninka Stories of Change:
    Sociolinguistics book for sale on the Asheninka language.
Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual:
    Bilingual book of legends, literature, and oral history from the Ashéninka Perene Arawaks.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Aruan and other Arawakan-speaking tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
    Ashaninka and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

La Lengua Asháninka * Idioma asháninca:
Information about the Ashaninka language in Spanish.
Ashaninca language links.
Ashaninka Tribe:
Ashaninka Indian books.

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