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Aguaruna Language (Awajun, Aents)

Language: Aguaruna is a Jivaroan language of South America, closely related to Shuar. Like other Jivaroan languages, Aguaruna is an agglutinative language with many suffixes and SOV word order. The Aguaruna language is spoken by 30,000 people in northern Peru.

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Names: Other spellings of the name Aguaruna include Awajun, Awajún, Awahun, Awahún, Awaruna, Ahuaruna, Aguajún, Aguahún, Aguajun, Aguaju'n, and Aguahu'n. The Aguarunas also refer to themselves as Aents (Aints), which means "the people" in the Aguaruna language, or as Iinia (Ii-nĩ-ia), which means "ourselves." Iinia Chicham (or Iinia Chichama) means "our language" and is sometimes used as another way of referring to the Aguaruna language. As with other Jivaroan tribes, the Aguarunas are also sometimes called by the general term Jivaro.

Aguaruna Language
Aguaruna language samples and resources.

Aguaruna Indians Culture and History
Information and links about the Aguaruna tribe past and present.

Aguaruna Language Resources

Our Online Aguaruna Materials

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

Aguaruna Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Chichasájmi: Hablemos aguaruna:
    Aguaruna language learning book for sale. Book is in Spanish.
American Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Aguaruna and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Aguaruna Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Aguaruna Genesis Translation * Aguaruna Text * Aguaruna Orthography * Aguaruna Numbers
    Aguaruna Grammar * Aguaruna Phonology * Aguaruna Orthography * Aguaruna Story:
    Scanned-in Aguaruna language materials from the Rosetta Project. (All but the first two are in Spanish.)
Cultura Awajun: El Alfabeto:
    Introduction to the Awajun alphabet, with audio clips. Page in Spanish.
Aguaruna Phonology:
    Linguistic chart of phonemes in the Aguaruna language.
AILLA: Aguaruna:
    Archive of Aguaruna language recordings available for download.
Human Rights: Aguaruna:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into Aguaruna.
The Tower of Babel: Aguaruna:
    Translation of a Biblical passage into the Aguaruna language.
La Lengua Aguaruna * Lenguas Jíbaros:
    Information on Aguaruna and other Jivaroan languages including text samples and linguistic maps of South America.
   (Pages in Spanish.)
Aguaruna Language:
    Demographic information on Aguaruna from the Ethnologue of Languages.
House of Languages: Aguaruna
     Information about Aguaruna language usage.
Aguaruna Language Tree:
    Theories about Aguaruna's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Aguaruna Language Structures:
    Aguaruna linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Bible in Aguaruna:
    Translation of the New Testament into the Aguaruna language.

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References, Links, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Aguaruna:
  Bibliography of Aguaruna language resources.
  Wikipedia: Aguaruna:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Aguaruna language.
  Diccionario Aguaruna-Castellano * Awajún * Idioma de los Indios Aguaruna:
  Information about the Aguaruna language in Spanish.
  Aguaruna language links.
  Aguaruna Tribe:
  Aguaruna Indian books.

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