Ingariko is a Cariban language of South America,
spoken by 500 people in Brazil. Ingariko is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology.
Word order is OVS. Ingariko is closely related to the
Pemon dialects and is considered another dialect of Pemon
by some linguists.
In their own language, the Ingariko people call themselves Kapon, which means "people of the sky."
Variants of the same name are used by several different Carib tribes in this region.
Ingariko means "mountain people" and confusingly is also used to refer to several different tribes, including the
Akawaio and Patamona.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Ingariko language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Demographic information on Pemon and Ingariko from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Ingarikó Language Tree:
Theories about Ingariko's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Information on the Kapong languages including Akawaio, Ingariko, and Patamona. Page in Spanish.
Fact sheet and photograph of an Ingariko woman.