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Pemon Indian Language (Taurepan, Arecuna)

Pemon is a Cariban language of South America, spoken by 5000 people in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Pemon is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is OVS. There are two major Pemon dialects, Taurepan and Arecuna, whose speakers can understand each other fairly easily. Two other closely related languages, Camaracoto and Ingariko, are also considered Pemon dialects by some linguists but are more distinct and difficult for Taurepan and Arecuna speakers to understand.



˜Our Online Pemon Materials

Pemon Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Arekuna and Taurepan languages, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Pemon Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Pemon words.
Pemon Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Pemon language.
Pemon Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Pemon language.
Pemon Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in Pemon.
Pemon Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Pemon language.

˜Pemon Language Resources

Pemon Language Map * Pemon Orthography * Pemon Phonology * Pemon Grammar * Pemon Numbers:
    Scanned-in Pemon language materials from the Rosetta Project.
House of Languages: Arekuna
     Information about Arekuna language usage.
Pemon Language:
     Demographic information on Pemon from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pemón Language Tree:
    Theories about Pemon's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Pemon Language Structures:
    Pemon linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lenguas Pemong:
     Pemon language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.

Pemon Culture and History Links

Pemon Culture:
     Articles on Pemon society, covering the Arekuna, Camaracoto, and Taurepan.
Wikipedia: Pemon:
     Encyclopedia article on the Pemon language.
Arekuna:
    Article and photographs on the Arekuna culture.
Pemon Legends:
    Collection of Pemon Indian mythology and folktales.

Books for sale on the Pemons

Order without Government: The Society of the Pemon Indians of Venezuela:
     Anthopology book on the Pemon tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Pemon:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Pemon tribe.
  Los Pemón * Pueblo Pemón: * Idioma Pemón:
  Information about the Pemones and their language in Spanish.



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