American Indian languages * American Indian tribes * What's new on our site today!

Waura Indian Language

Waura is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by 250 people in Brazil. It is most closely related to Mehinaku; some linguists consider the two to be dialects of a single language. Waura is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SVO word order.



Waura Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Waura language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Vocabulįrio uaurį/vaurį:
     Waura-Portuguese wordlist with translations into Spanish and English.
Waurį-Meinaku:
     Waura language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
Ethnologue: Waura:
     Demographic information on the Waura language.
Waura Language Tree:
    Theories about Waura's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Waurį Language Structures:
    Waura linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Wauja People:
     Historical and cultural information on the Waura tribe. Includes photographs.



Back to our Native American Indian Culture homepage
Back to the Tribes of South America
Back to Native Americans for kids

Native Languages

Indian Crafts * Indian Names * Indian Clothes * Indian Tattoos

Would you like to sponsor our work on the Waura Indian language?

or buy some books through this link:

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2009 * Contacts and FAQ page