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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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Maquiritari Language Resources

Maquiritari Words
     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.
Maquiritare Prayers:
    Translation of the Lord's Prayer into Maquiritari.
House of Languages: Yekuana:
    Information about Yekuana language usage.
Maquiritari Language:
     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.
Lengua Makiritare:
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.

Maquiritari Culture and History Links

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
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Political relations in a tribal society: A study of the Ye'cuana Indians of Venezuela:
    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.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Ye'kuana:
  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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