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Guarani Indian Language (Avañe'e)

Guarani is one of the major languages of South America, spoken by nearly five million people in Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. In fact, more than two-thirds of the population of Paraguay are speakers of Guarani, most of whom are fully bilingual in Guarani and Spanish. There are significant differences between Paraguayan Guarani and the Guarani dialects spoken in other regions, and some linguists consider them separate languages. Guarani belongs to the Tupi-Guarani language family.

Our Online Guarani Materials

Guarani Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in Paraguayan Guarani.
Guarani Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Guarani words.
Guarani Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Guarani language.
Guarani Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Guarani language.
Guarani Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Guarani.
Guarani Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Guarani language.

Guarani Language Resources

Guarani Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of Guarani, with a sample text.
Wikipedia: Guaraní:
    Encyclopedia article on Guarani including pronunciation and grammatical information.
Human Rights: Guarani:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Guarani language.
Guarani Indian Prayers * Lord's Prayer in Western Guarani:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Guarani language.
House of Languages: Paraguayan Guaraní * Chané * Tapiete:
    Information about Guarani language usage.
Paraguayan Guarani * Eastern Bolivian Guarani (Chiriguano) * Western Bolivian Guarani * Brazilian Guarani:
    Demographic information about Guarani from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Guarani Language Tree:
    Theories about Guarani's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Paraguayan Guaraní Language Structures * Kaiwá Guarani Language Structures:
    Guarani linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Lengua Guaraní:
     Information about the Guarani language in Spanish, including a text example, grammatical information, and language maps of South America.
Lexico Guarani:
    Spanish-Guarani dictionary, available online in PDF format.
Diccionario Guarani:
    Trilingual Spanish-German-Guarani dictionary.
English-Guarani Concise Dictionary
     Simple Guarani dictionary for sale online.
Diccionario Bilingue Guarani-Español * Diccionario Guarani-Espanol
    Guarani language dictionaries available in Spanish.

Guarani Culture and History Links

Os Indios Guarani:
    Overview of the Guarani of Brazil, with photographs. (Page in English.)
Guarani Flags:
    Pictures and descriptions of several Guarani flags.
Guarani Legends:
    Collection of Guarani Indian legends and folktales.

Books for sale on the Guaranis

The Guarani Under Spanish Rule in the Rio De La Plata
     Interesting ethnography and history of the Guarani people.
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon:
    Colorful picture book telling the story of the trickster turtle Jabuti from the Tupi-Guarani tribes of Brazil.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Guaraní: * Britannica: Guarani:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Guarani Indian tribe.
  Guarani Ñanduti Rogue * Los Guaraníes * Los Guarani
  Information on the Guaranis in Spanish.



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