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Witoto Indian Language (Huitoto)

Witoto is a Witotoan language of South America, spoken by 4000 people in Columbia and Peru. There are three major varieties of Witoto spoken today-- Murui, Minica and Nipode-- but linguists disagree on whether these are distinct languages or dialects of a single Witoto language. Certainly they are very closely related to each other, and more distantly to Bora.

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Witoto Language
Witoto language samples and resources.

Witoto Culture and History
Information and links about the Witoto tribe past and present.

Witoto Legends
Introduction to Witoto mythology.

Witoto Language Resources

Our Online Witoto Materials

Witoto Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the three Witoto languages.
Witoto Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Witoto language.

Witoto Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Huitoto Indian Language * Huitoto Orthography * Huitoto Numbers * Huitoto Grammar:
    Scanned-in Murui Huitoto language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Diccionario Uitoto:
    Online Spanish-Witoto glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Murui Huitoto:
     Short Wikipedia article on the Murui Witoto language.
Human Rights: Huitoto:
     The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into Huitoto Murui.
Murui (Witoto, Bue) * Meneka (Witoto Meridional):
    Witoto language information including linguistic maps of Peru and Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Huitoto Prayers:
    Witoto translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Language Museum: Minica Huitoto: * Language Museum: Huitoto Nipode: * Language Museum: Huitoto Murui:
    Huitoto Genesis Translation: * Huitoto Bible Translations:
    Bible passages in the Huitoto language.
Huitoto Meneca * Huitoto Muinane * Huitoto Murui:
     Information about Huitoto language usage from the House of Languages.
Minica Huitoto * Murui Huitoto * Nüpode Huitoto:
    Demographic information on Witoto from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Murui Language Tree * Nipode Language Tree * Minica Language Tree:
    Theories about Huitoto's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Huitoto Language Structures * Minica Huitoto Language Structures * Muinane Huitoto Language Structures * Murui Huitoto Language Structures:
    Witoto linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Witotoan:
Information on the Witoto languages in Spanish.
Witoto links.
Witoto Tribe:
Witoto Indian books.

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