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Wapishana Indian Language (Wapichana)

Wapishana is an Arawakan language of South America.
Wapishana is spoken by 7500 people in Guyana and Brazil.

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Wapishana Language Resources

Wapishana Vocabulary:
    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.
AILLA: Wapitxana:
    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.
Wapishana Language:
    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 Culture and History Links

Wapishana Oral History:
    Story of the arrival of Europeans, narrated by Wapishana elder José Antônio.
The Wapixana:
    Fact sheet on the Wapixana Indians including a photograph.
Wapishana Weavings:
    Website of a Wapishana weaver whose artwork is for sale.
Wapisiana:
    Article and photographs on the Wapisiana culture.

Books for sale on the Wapishanas
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Amerindian Testimonies: Makushi and Wapishana Ethnography:
    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.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wapishana People:
Encyclopedia articles on the Wapishana Indians.
Os Uapixana:
Information about the Wapishanas in Portuguese.



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