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Ika (Arhuaco) Language

Ika is a Chibchan language of South America.
Ika is spoken by 10,000 people in the mountains of northern Colombia. It has complex morphology and SOV word order.

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˜Ika Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Arhuaco Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Ika/Arhuaco language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Ika Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Ika words.
Ika Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Ika language.
Ika Language:
     Ika/Arhuaco language information. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Arhuaco
     Information about Arhuaco language usage.
Arhuaco Language:
     Demographic information on Arhuaco/Ika from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Arhuaco:
     Encyclopedia article on the Arhuaco language including a phonological inventory.
Bíntucua Language Tree:
    Theories about Arhuaco's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ika Language Structures:
    Ika linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Ika Syntax:
     Book on the Ika language available for sale online.

Ika Culture and History Links

Keepers of the World
     Article about the Kogui, Wiwa, and Arhuaco Indians and their efforts to protect their sacred mountain home.
Arhuaco Indians Under Siege
     Article about the effects of internal Colombian violence on the Arhuaco people. With pictures.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Arhuacos:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Ika people.
  Los indios arhuaco* Los Ika * El Pueblo Ika * Arhuaco de Colombia * Los ika y los wiwa:
  Information about the Ika tribe in Spanish.

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