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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.
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 translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Wayana:
Information about Wayana language usage.
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.
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.
Ceremonial Tamoko mask and costume of the Wayana and Aparai tribes.
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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