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Yukpa Indian Language (Yucpa)

Yukpa is a Cariban language of South America.
Yukpa is spoken by 3000 people in northeast Colombia and western Venezuela. It is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is SOV.

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Our Online Yukpa Materials

Yukpa Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Yukpa language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Yukpa Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Yukpa words.
Yukpa Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Yukpa language.
Yukpa Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Yukpa language.
Yukpa Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Yukpa language.

Yukpa Language Resources

Northern Colombia Language Map:
    Map showing where in South America the Yukpa language is spoken.
Is Japreria a Yukpa Dialect?:
     Comparison of the Japreria and Yukpa languages.
House of Languages: Yukpa-Yuko:
    Information about Yukpa language usage.
Yukpa Language:
     Demographic information on Yukpa from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Yukpa Language Tree:
    Theories about Yukpa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Yukpa Language Structures:
    Yukpa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
La Lengua Yukpa:
     Yukpa language information including a linguistic map of Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Primeras observaciones sobre la lengua yukpa:
     Linguistics article on the Yukpa language. Page mostly in Spanish.

Yukpa Culture and History Links

The Yukpa:
     Brief articles on Yukpa history and culture.
     Wikipedia article on the Yukpa tribe.
Los Yuko-Yukpa * Los Yukpa * Los Yuco * Los yukpas: cuántos son y dónde viven:
    Information about the Yukpa Indians in Spanish.

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The Yukpa Cultivation System:
     History of agriculture among the Yukpa Indians of Colombia and Venezuela.

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