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Karipuna Indian Language

Karipuna is an extinct Pano-Tacanan language of South America, once spoken in Brazil. It had SOV word order. It is often called Caripuna do Amapá to distinguish it from the unrelated language Caripuna de Rondônia, which is a Tupi language. Today the Karipuna people still exist, but they speak a form of French Creole known as Karipúna Creole French instead of their original language.

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˜Our Online Karipuna Materials

Karipuna Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Karipuna language, with comparison to words in other Panoan languages.
Karipuna Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Karipuna words.
Karipuna Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Karipuna language.

˜Karipuna Language Resources

Caripuna Words:
    Short wordlist from the early 20th century.
La Lengua Karipuna:
    Information on Karipuna including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Karipuna do Guaporé:
    Information about Karipuna language usage.
Ethnologue: Karipúna:
     Demographic information about the Karipuna language.
Karipuna Language Tree:
    Theories about Karipuna's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Karipuna Culture and History Links

Karipuna do Amapá:
    Profile of the Karipuna tribe, with an online dictionary of the Karipúna Creole.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Lenguas Pano:
  Information about Karipuna and the Panoan languages in Spanish.
  Os Karipuna do Amapa:
  Information about the Karipunas in Portuguese.

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