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Shuar (Jivaro)

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

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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

Indigenous Groups of Ecuador:
    Map showing where in South America the Shuar language is spoken.
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
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To Drink of Death:
     Shuar language narrative for sale, with English translation, glosses, and grammatical information.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

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

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