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Zaparo Language (Záparo)

Zaparo was a Zaparoan language once spoken along the border between Peru and Ecuador. The language has recently become extinct; however, some Zaparo elders still remember something of the language, and some younger people are trying to learn it again. Zaparo was an agglutinative language with predominantly SOV word order.

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˜Our Online Zaparo Materials

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

˜Zaparo Language Resources

Zaparo Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Zaparo language, with a sample text.
Lengua Sáparo-Konambo:
    Information on Zaparo and Conambo including linguistic maps of South America and Peru. Page in Spanish.
Human Rights: Sapara Atupama:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Zaparo language.
House of Languages: Záparo:
    Information about Záparo language usage.
Zaparo Language:
    Demographic information on Zaparo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Zaparo:
    Wikipedia article on the Zaparo language.
Záparo-Conambo Language Tree:
    Theories about Zaparo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Zaparo Language Structures:
    Zaparo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Zaparo Culture and History Links

Zaparo's Lost Secrets:
    Article on the Zaparo tribe's struggles to preserve their language and way of life.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Los záparo de Ecuador y Perú * Idioma záparo:
Information about the Zaparos in Spanish.



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