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Cabecar Indian Language (Chirripo)
Cabecar is a Chibchan language
of Central America, spoken by 4000 people in Costa Rica. Like most Chibchan languages,
Cabecar is a tone language with SOV word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Cabecar language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Cabecar Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Cabecar words.
Cabecar Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in Cabecar.
Cabecar Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Cabecar.
Worksheet showing how to count in Cabecar.
Worksheet showing color words in the Cabecar language.
Cabecar Language Resources
Cabécar Language Overview:
Introduction to the Cabecar language from a missionary group, including audio files and gospel translations.
La Lengua Kabekar:
Information on the Cabecar language, including a linguistic map of Central America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Cabecar
Information about Cabecar language usage.
Demographic information on Cabecar from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Encyclopedia article on the Cabecar language.
Cabecar Language Tree:
Theories about Cabecar's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Cabécar Language Structures:
Cabecar linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Information about the Cabecar/Chirripo language in Spanish, including a phonological inventory.
Spanish-Cabecar dictionary for sale.
Cultures of Costa Rica:
Map showing the location of the Cabecar and other indigenous Costa Rican tribes.
Boruca, Bribri, and Cabecar Culture:
Articles on the history and traditions of the Cabecar tribe and other Chibchans of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Indígena -- Cabécar:
Photography project regarding the Cabecares.
When Woman Became the Sea: A Costa Rican Creation Myth:
Picture book for kids based on a traditional legend of the Cabecars and Bribris.
American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Caminata a los Indios Cabercar Los Cabecar Cabecares:
Information about the Cabecar tribe in Spanish.
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