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Maquiritari Indian Language (Mayongong)
Maquiritari is a Cariban language of South America.
It is spoken by 5000 people in Venezuela and Brazil. Maquiritari is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology.
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Our list of vocabulary words in the Maquiritari language, with comparison to words in other Carib languages.
Languages of Northwestern Brazil:
Map showing where in Brazil the Maquiritari language is spoken.
Translation of the Lord's Prayer into Maquiritari.
House of Languages: Yekuana:
Information about Yekuana language usage.
Demographic information on Maquiritari from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Makiritare Language Tree:
Theories about Maquiritari's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
De'kwana Language Structures:
Maquiritari linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Information about the Maquiritari language including language maps of Brazil and Venezuela. Page in Spanish.
Wanaadi A'Deddu, Maquiritare y Espanol:
Maquiritare New Testament translation available for sale online. Translation is in Spanish.
The Ye'kuana of Brazil:
Online ethnography of the Yecuana/Mayongong tribe including photographs.
The Ye'kuana World:
Culture, history, and beliefs of the Yekuana Indians.
Orinoco Online: Ye'kuana:
Culture and traditions of the Maquiritari, with photographs of Maquiritari artifacts.
Yekuana (Maquiritare) Culture:
Article on the history and traditions of the Maquiritari tribe.
Indigenous Rights: The Yekuana:
Article on the history and political situation of the Yekuana tribe.
Books for sale on the Maquiritaris
Political relations in a tribal society: A study of the Ye'cuana Indians of Venezuela:
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Anthropology text on the Maquiritare tribe.
Carib-Speaking Indians: Culture, Society, and Language:
Book on the Carib cultures of South America, including a chapter on Ye'cuana villages.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Ye'kuana or Maquiritari people.
Los Yecuane o Maquiritare Los Maquiritare:
Information about the Maquiritaris in Spanish.
Os Yekuana (Maiongong):
Information about the Maquiritaris in Portuguese.
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