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Waorani Language (Auca, Sabela, Huaorani)

Waorani is a language isolate of Ecuador not known to be related to any other living language. It is spoken by more than a thousand people in the Ecuadorian rainforest today. Word order is predominantly SOV.

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˜Our Online Waorani Materials

Waorani Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Waorani/Sabela language.
Waorani Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Waorani words.
Waorani Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Huaorani language.
Waorani Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Waorani.
Waorani Numbers:
    Learn how to count in the Huarani language.

˜Waorani Language Resources

Waorani Indian Language * Waorani Orthography * Waorani Phonology * Waorani Grammar:
    Waorani Syntax * Waorani Indian Grammar * Waorani Text:
    Scanned-in Waorani language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Lengua Sabela-Auka:
    Information on the Auca/Wao language including linguistic maps of South America and Ecuador. Page in Spanish.
Human Rights: Wao Tededo:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Waotededo language.
House of Languages: Huaorani:
    Information about Huaorani language usage.
Waorani Language:
    Demographic information on Waorani from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Huaorani:
    Wikipedia article on the Auca language.
Sabela Language Tree:
    Theories about Waorani's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Waorani Language Structures:
    Waorani linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Waorani Culture and History Links

Waorani: Ecuador's Secret People:
    Online photoessay about the Waorani tribe.
Waorani Exhibition:
    Photographs and articles about Waorani culture and lifestyle.
Waorani: The last of the rainforest people:
    Documentary on the Waorani tribe's struggles to preserve their way of life.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Huaorani * Idioma záparo:
Encyclopedia articles about the Waorani tribe.
La Nacionalidad Waorani * Pueblo Huaorani * Los Huaorani:
Information about the Waoranis in Spanish.



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