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Carijona Indian Language (Guaque)

Carijona is a Cariban language of South America, spoken by no more than 100 people in southeastern Columbia. Carijona is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is OVS. The Umaua dialect of Carijona (also known as Umawa, Omagua, or Hianacoto) is quite divergent and some consider it a distinct language.

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Our Online Carijona Materials

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

Carijona Language Resources

Northern Colombia Language Map:
    Map showing where in South America the Carijona language is spoken.
House of Languages: Carijona
     Information about Carijona language usage.
Carijona (Tsaha):
    Profile of the Carijona language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
Carijona Language:
    Demographic information on Carijona from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Hianakoto Language Tree:
    Theories about Carijona's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Carijona Language Structures * Guaque Language Structures:
    Carijona linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
La Lengua Karihona:
    Karijona language information including a linguistic map of Colombia. Page in Spanish.

Carijona Culture and History Links

The Karihona:
    Brief articles on the history and culture of the Carijonas.
Los indios karijona: * Los Carijona:
    Information about the Carijona tribe in Spanish.

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