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Jirajara Language (Jirajaras)
Language: Jirajara was a Jirajaran
language once spoken in Venezuela.
It had SVO word order.
The Jirajara language has not been spoken since the early 1900's.
There are still people of Jirajara ancestry in Venezuela today, but the Jirajara Indians were displaced and resettled in
missions together with indigenous people from other tribes, where they lost their languages and assimilated. For this reason,
there is no Jirajara tribe today, and little traditional Jirajara culture is still practiced.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Jirajara language, with comparison to words in other Jivaroan languages.
Jirajara Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animals in the Jirajara language.
Jirajara Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Jirajara.
Worksheet with pictures of food words in the Jirajara language.
Brief information on the Jirajara language. Page in Spanish.
Jirajara Language Tree:
Theories about Jirajara's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Jirajara Language Structures:
Jirajara linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Map of Precolumbian Venezuela Jirajaran Language Map:
Maps showing the original location of the Ayaman and Jirajara tribes.
Los indios Ayomanes, JiraJaras y Gayones
Ethnography of the Jirajara Indians, with photographs. Page in Spanish.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles about the Jirajaran languages.
Los Jirajaraes Los Jirajara Los Jirajaraes:
Information about the Jirajaraes in Spanish.
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