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Wayana Indian Language

Wayana is a Carib language of South America, spoken by 700 people in Brazil, Suriname and French Guiana. Wayana is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is primarily SOV.

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Wayana Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Wayana language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Language Map of Suriname and French Guiana:
    Map showing where in South America the Wayana language is spoken.
Wayana Indian Language * Wayana Phonology * Wayana Grammar * Wayana Orthography:
    Scanned-in Wayana language materials from the Rosetta Project.
La Lengua Wayana:
    Information on Wayana including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
Wayana Prayers:
    Wayana translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Wayana:
    Information about Wayana language usage.
Wayana Language:
     Demographic information on Wayana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wayana Language Tree:
    Theories about Wayana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wayana Language Structures:
    Wayana linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Wayana Culture and History Links

The Aparai-Wayana of Brazil:
    Online ethnography of the Aparai and Wayana tribes including photographs.
Tribes of Northeastern Brazil:
    Map showing where the Wayana people live in Brazil.
Wayana-Aparai Tamok:
    Ceremonial Tamoko mask and costume of the Wayana and Aparai tribes.
Wayana-Aparai Indians:
    Article on Wayana-Aparai culture and traditions.
Indigenous Peoples: Wayana:
    Brief profile of the Wayana tribe.
Os Wayana-Aparai * Uaianas:
    Information about the Wayanas in Portuguese.

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