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Ika (Arhuaco) Language

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

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.
Arhuaco Language:
     Demographic information on Arhuaco/Ika from the Ethnologue of Languages.
     Article on the Arhuaco tribe including a phonological inventory of their language.
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.
El Pueblo Ika * Los indios arhuaco* Los ika y los wiwa:
     Information about the Ika tribe in Spanish.

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