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Yine Indian Language (Cujareño)

Yine is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by 4000 people in Peru. Yine is closely related to the neighboring Chontaquiro language, and some consider them to be dialects of a single language. The Yine language is also frequently confused with the Mashco Piro and Machinere languages, because members of all three groups are generically referred to as "Piro." Yine is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SOV word order.

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Our Online Yine Materials

Yine Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Yine language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Yine Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Yine language.

Yine Language Resources

Peru Linguistic Map * Tribes and Languages of Peru:
    Maps showing the areas in South America where Yine is spoken.
La Lengua Yine:
    Information on Yine including a text sample and linguistic map of Peru. Page in Spanish.
Yine Grammar * Yine Orthography * Yine Phonology * Yine Text:
    Yine Bible Translation * Yine Numbers:
    Scanned-in Yine/Piro language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Yine Language:
    Demographic information on Yine from the Ethnologue of Languages.
    Encyclopedia article on the Yine language.
Piro Language Tree:
    Theories about Yine's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Piro Language Structures:
    Yine linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Yine Prayers:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Yine language.

Yine Culture and History Links

Customs of Uncontacted Yine Indians:
    Anthropological discoveries about the lifestyle of uncontacted Yine people in the Peruvian jungle.
Mashco Culture:
    Articles on the history and traditions of the Mashco tribes.
Los Piros: * Lengua Yine * Cultura Yine
    Information about the Yine tribe in Spanish.

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