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Maleku Indian Language (Guatuso, Jaika)

Maleku is a Chibchan language of Central America. Maleku is spoken by 500 people in Costa Rica.

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Maleku Language Resources

Maleku Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Maleku language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Maleku Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Guatuso words.
Maleku Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Maleku.
Indigenous Languages in Costa Rica: * Costa Rican Language Map:
    Maps showing where the Maleku/Guatuso language was spoken in the past and today.
La lengua Maleku * La Lengua Watuso-Wetar
     Information on the Guatuso and Guetar languages in Spanish.
House of Languages: Guatuso:
    Information about Guatuso language usage.
Maléku Jaíka Language
     Demographic information on Maleku from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Maleku:
    Wikipedia article on the Maleku language.
Guatuso Language Tree:
    Theories about Maleku's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Maleku Culture and History Links

Cultures of Costa Rica
     Map showing the location of the Maleku and other indigenous Costa Rican tribes.
Costa Rica Eta Panama:
    Maps showing where in Central America Maleku is spoken.
Maleku Culture:
    Articles on the history and traditions of the Maleku tribe.
The Maleku Tribe of Costa Rica:
    Homepage of Maleku artist David Elizondo, with photographs and cultural information as well as arts and crafts.
Maleku People:
    Encyclopedia articles on the Maleku Indians.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Guatuso:
Bibliography of Maleku language resources.
  Cultura Maleku * Los Maleku y el espíritu de la tierra:
  Information about the Malekus in Spanish.



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