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Shuar (Jivaro)

Shuar (called "Jivaro" by Spanish-speaking Ecuadorians) is a Jivaroan language of South America, closely related to Achuar. It is spoken by more than 30,000 people in Ecuador today.





Shuar Language
Shuar language samples and resources.

Shuar Culture and History
Information and links about the Shuar tribe past and present.



Shuar Language Resources

Our Online Shuar Materials

Shuar Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Shuar language.
Shuar Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Shuar words.
Shuar Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Shuar language.
Shuar Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Shuar language.

Shuar Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Rosetta Project: Shuar Language:
     Grammar, vocabulary and a glossed Shuar text. In Spanish.
Shuara, a language that refused to die:
     Article on language use and cultural identity among the Shuar Indians of Ecuador.
La Lengua Jibaro:
     Information on Shuar and other Jivaroan languages including text samples and linguistic maps of South America. Page in Spanish.
Human Rights: Shuar Chicham:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Shuar language.
Jivaro Prayers:
    Shuar translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Bible Verses: Shuar:
    Translation of several Biblical passages into Shuar.
House of Languages: Shuar:
    Information about Shuar language usage.
Ethnologue: Shuar:
    Demographic information about the Shuar language.
Jívaro Language Tree:
    Theories about Achuar and Shuar language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Shuar Language Structures:
    Shuar linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Shuar Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

To Drink of Death:
     Shuar language narrative for sale, with English translation, glosses, and grammatical information.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Idioma Shuar:
  Information about the Shuar language in Spanish.
  Shuar Language:
  Shuar links.



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