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Native Languages of the Americas:
Warao Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Warao folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American legends section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Waraos, the traditional stories of
neighboring tribes like the Carib and
Arawak tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Warao legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Haburi (also spelled Abore, Haboeri, Haboeli and other ways):
The culture hero of Warao myths, who taught the people the art of canoe-making and paddling.
Legends of the Waraus:
Collection of Warau legends and folktales.
Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians:
Online book of Arawak, Carib, and Warao mythology.
Recommended Books on Warao Myth
Folk Literature of the Warao Indians:
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Book of Warao stories and legends.
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