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Curripaco Indian Language (Kurripako)

Curripaco is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by 3500 people in Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela. Curripaco is very closely related to the Baniwa and Carutana languages, which are sometimes collectively referred to by linguists as Karu. Curripaco is a polysynthetic language with primarily SVO word order.

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Our Online Curripaco Materials

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

Curripaco Language Resources

Northern Colombia Language Map:
    Map showing where in South America the Curripaco language is spoken.
Omniglot: Curripaco:
    Profile of the Curripaco language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
House of Languages: Curripako:
    Information about Curripako language usage.
Ethnologue: Curripaco:
     Demographic information on the Curripaco language.
Ipeka-Kurripako Language Tree:
    Theories about Curripaco's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Curripaco Language Structures:
    Curripaco linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
     Curripaco language information in Spanish.

Curripaco Culture and History

The Life of the Indian Tribes of South Venezuela:
     Online museum exhibit on the culture of the Bare, Baniva, Warekena, Piapoco, and Curripaco tribes.
The Koripako Tribe:
     Online ethnography of the Koripako and Baniwa do Icana peoples.
     Articles on the history, culture, religion and lifestyle of the Baniwa and Curripaco Indians.
Orinoco Online: Wakuénai:
    Culture and traditions of the Curripaco, with photographs of Curripaco artifacts.
Keepers of the Sacred Chants:
     Religious anthropology book about the Curripaco tribe.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Maipurean:
Encyclopedia articles about the Maipurean languages, including Curripaco.
Los Curripaco: * Los indios kurripaco
Information about the Curripaco tribe in Spanish.

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