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Waiwai Indian Language

Waiwai is a Carib language of South America, spoken by 2000 people in Brazil and Guyana. Waiwai is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is primarily SOV.

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Waiwai Language Resources

Waiwai Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Waiwai language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
La Lengua Waiwai:
    Information on Waiwai including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Waiwai * Tunayana * Taruma:
    Information about Waiwai language usage.
Waiwai Language:
     Demographic information on Waiwai from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Waiwai Language Tree:
    Theories about Waiwai's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wai Wai Language Structures:
    Waiwai linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Waiwai Culture and History Links

Wáiwai Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Waiwai tribe.
Wai Wai Indians:
    Overview of the Waiwai people, with photographs.
Tribes of Northeastern Brazil:
    Map showing where the Waiwai people live in Brazil.
The Waiwai of Brazil:
    Brief profile of the Waiwai tribe.
    Article and photographs on the Waiwai culture.
Wai-Wai People:
    Encyclopedia articles on the Waiwai Indians.

Books for sale on the Waiwais
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Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography:
    Detailed monograph on the Waiwai tribe.
Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences: Themes on Waiwai Social Being:
    Interesting book on the Waiwai worldview.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Os Wai Wai (Karafawyana) * Los Waiwai:
Information about the Waiwais in Portuguese and Spanish.

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