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Patamona Indian Language

Patamona is a Cariban language of South America, spoken by 5000 people in Guyana. Patamona is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is OVS.

In their own language, the Patamona people call themselves Kapon, which means "people of the sky." Variants of the same name are used by several different Carib tribes in this region. Another commonly used name is Ingariko, which means "mountain people" in the neighboring Pemon language and is used by them as a collective name for all the Kapon tribes.

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Patamona Language Resources

Patamona Language:
     Demographic information on Patamona from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Ingarikó/Patamona Language Tree:
    Theories about Patamona's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lenguas Kapong:
     Akawaio and Patamona language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
Wikipedia: Patamona:
     Brief encyclopedia article on the Patamona language.

Patamona Culture and History Links

Patamona:
    Article and photographs on the Patamona culture.

Books for sale on the Patamonas

The Patamona of Paramakatoi and the Yawong Valley:
    Book on the history and culture of the Patamona tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Patamona:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Patamona people.
  Os Ingariko o Patamona * Os Capons:
  Information about the Abipones in Spanish.



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