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Piapoco Language (Piapoko)

Piapoco is an Arawakan language of South America.
Piapoco is spoken by 7000 people in eastern Colombia and western Venezuela. It is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SVO word order.

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Our Online Piapoco Materials

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

Piapoco Language Resources

Northern Colombia Language Map:
    Map showing where in South America the Piapoco language is spoken.
     Piapoco language information including a linguistic map of Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Language Museum: Piapoco: * Piapoco New Testament:
    Bible passages in Piapoco.
House of Languages: Piapoco:
    Information about Piapoco language usage.
Ethnologue: Piapoco
     Demographic information on the Piapoco language.
Piapoco Language Tree:
    Theories about Piapoco's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Piapoco Language Structures:
    Piapoco linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Vocabulario Piapoco-Español
     Spanish-Piapoco dictionary for sale online.

Piapoco Culture and History

The Piapoco People
     Article on the history and culture of the Piapoco tribe, with pictures.
Orinoco Online: Tsase:
    Culture and traditions of the Piapoco, with photographs of Piapoco artifacts.
The Life of the Indian Tribes of South Venezuela
     Online museum exhibit on the culture of the Bare, Baniva, Guarequena, Curripaco, and Piapoco tribes.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Los indios piapoco * Pueblo wenaiwika * Idioma piapoco:
  Information about the Piapocos and their language in Spanish.

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