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Cabiyari Indian Language (Cabiyarí)

Cabiyari is an Arawakan language of South America. Cabiyari is spoken by a hundred people in southern Colombia. It is a polysynthetic language with complex verbs. The tribal name Cabiyari is also spelled many different ways including Cabiyarí, Caviyari, Caviyarí, Kabiyari, Kabiyarí, Kawiyari, Kawiyarí, Ka'wiari, Kawiarí, Kauyari, Cauyari, Kawillary, Cabiuari, and Cuyare.

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Our Online Cabiyari Materials

Cabiyari Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Cabiyari language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Cabiyari Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Cabiyari words.
Cabiyari Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kawillary language.
Cabiyari Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Cabiyari language.

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La lengua kawiyarí:
    Book about the Kawiyari language in Spanish.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Book about the language and culture of the Cabiyari and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.

Cabiyari Language Resources

La Lengua Kaviyarí:
    Information on Cabiyari including a linguistic map of Colombia. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Cabiyarí
     Information about Cabiyarí language usage.
Cabiyari Language:
    Demographic information on Cabiyari from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Cabiyari:
    Brief encyclopedia article on the Cabiyari language.
Cabiyarí Language Tree:
    Theories about Cabiyari's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Cabiyari Culture and History Links

Ka'wiari Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Caviyari tribe.
Los Cabiyari de Colombia:
    Overview of the Cabiyaris and their way of life. Page in Spanish.
Indigenous Communities from Colombia: Cabiyari:
    Fact sheet on the Cabiyari tribe.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Indigenas Cabiyari * Los Cabiyarí:
  Information about the Cabiyaris in Spanish.

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