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Waimaha Indian Language (Waimaja)

Waimaha is a Tucanoan language of South America.
Waimaha is spoken by about 500 people in Colombia and Brazil. It has SOV word order. The Waimaha are also known as the Waimaj„, Waimaja, or Northern Barasano. Their name means "fish people" in their own language.

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Waimaha Language Resources

Ethnologue: Waimaha:
    Demographic information on the Waimaha language.
Wikipedia: Waimaja:
    Brief encyclopedia article on the Waimaha language.
Waimaha Linguistic Description * Waimaha Phonology: * Waimaha Orthography:
    Scanned-in Waimaha language materials from the Rosetta Project. Information in Spanish.
La Lengua Waimaj„-BarŠ:
    Information on Waimaja including linguistic maps of South America. Page in Spanish.
BarŠ-Tuyuka Language Tree:
    Theories about Waimaha's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lord's Prayer in Waimaha:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Waimaha language.

Waimaha Culture and History Links

The Fish People: Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the social structures of the Waimaha and other Tucanoan tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Grupo Indigena Bara-Waimaha:
Information about the Waimahas in Spanish.



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