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Bribri Language (Talamanca)

Bribri is a Chibchan language of Central America, spoken by 10,000 people in Costa Rica and Panama. Like most Chibchan languages, Bribri is a tone language with SOV word order.

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Bribri Language
Bribri language samples and resources.

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

Bribri Legends
Introduction to Bribri mythology.

Bribri Language Resources

Our Online Bribri Materials

Bribri Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Bribri language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Bribri Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Bribri words.
Bribri Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in Bribri.
Bribri Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Bribri.
Bribri Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Bribri.
Bribri Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Bribri language.

Bribri Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Bribri Grammar:
    Scanned-in Bribri language materials from the Rosetta Project.
    Information on the Bribri language, including a piece of a legend written in Bribri. Page in Spanish.
Lengua Bribri:
    Online phonology and grammar of the Bribri language. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Bribri
     Information about Bribri language usage.
Bribri Language:
    Demographic information on Bribri from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Bribri Language Tree:
    Theories about Bribri's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Bribri Language Structures:
    Bribri linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Idioma Bribri * Los Bribris de Talamanca:
Information about Bribri language and culture in Spanish.
Wikipedia: Bribri:
Encyclopedia article on the Bribri language.
Bribri Resources:
Bribri links.
Bribri Tribe:
Bribri Indian books.

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