Pemon is a Cariban language of South America,
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.
Pemon is spoken by 5000 people in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
It is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is OVS.
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.
Worksheet showing color words in Pemon.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Pemon language.
Articles on Pemon society, covering the Arekuna, Camaracoto, and Taurepan.
Encyclopedia article on the Pemon language.
Article and photographs on the Arekuna culture.
Collection of Pemon Indian mythology and folktales.