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Legendary Native American Figures: Kururumany

Name: Kururumany
Tribal affiliation: Arawak, Warao
Alternate spellings: Kururumanni, Kururumanny, Kororomanna, Korroromana
Pronunciation: koo-roo-roo-mah-nih
Type: Creator, culture hero
Related figures in other tribes: Makunaima (Carib)

Kururumany was a culture hero of the Warao and Arawak tribes. Few legends of Kururumany have survived, but he is believed to have been the creator of the first humans.

Kururumany Stories

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Guyana Legends: Folk Tales of the Indigenous Amerindians:
    Good collection of Cariban and Arawakan mythology from Guyana.
Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
    An interesting comparison of traditional Carib, Guarani, and Arawak stories.
Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians:
    Collection of Witoto, Carib, and Arawak mythology.

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Additional Resources

 To Weave and Sing
 Warao myths
 Warao language
 Arawak language
 Languages in Guyana
 Caribbean cultures
 Arawakan language family

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