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Wapishana Indian Language (Wapichana)
Wapishana is an Arawakan language of South America.
Wapishana is spoken by 7500 people in Guyana
Our list of vocabulary words in the Wapishana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Wapishana Literacy Project:
Article on efforts to preserve the Wapishana language.
Archive of Wapishana language recordings available for download.
La Lengua Wapixaná:
Wapishana language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Wapishana:
Information about Wapishana language usage.
Demographic information on Wapishana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wapixana Language Tree: Amariba Language Tree:
Theories about Wapixana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wapishana Language Structures:
Wapishana linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Wapishana Oral History:
Story of the arrival of Europeans, narrated by Wapishana elder José Antônio.
Fact sheet on the Wapixana Indians including a photograph.
Website of a Wapishana weaver whose artwork is for sale.
Article and photographs on the Wapisiana culture.
Books for sale on the Wapishanas
Amerindian Testimonies: Makushi and Wapishana Ethnography:
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Book on the culture and history of the Wapishana and Makushi tribes.
The Central Arawaks:
Ethnology of the Arawak, Wapishana, and other tribes of Guyana and Brazil.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
Anthropology book on the Wapishana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Wapishana Indians.
Information about the Wapishanas in Portuguese.
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