Native American language
American Indian tribes
What's new on our site today!
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.
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
Phonological inventory of the Zaparo language, with a sample text.
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.
Demographic information on Zaparo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
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's Lost Secrets:
Article on the Zaparo tribe's struggles to preserve their language and way of life.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Los záparo de Ecuador y Perú Idioma záparo:
Information about the Zaparos in Spanish.
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 Contacts and FAQ page
Back to our Native Peoples homepage
Back to our page of Native Americans of South America
Back to Native American kids links
Cherokee Indian art
Would you like to sponsor our work on the Zaparo Indian language?