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Cuna (Kuna) Language
Cuna is a Chibchan language of Central America,
spoken by more than 50,000 people in southeastern Panama and northwestern Colombia. Two varieties of the Cuna
language, one known as San Blas or Island Cuna and the other as Border or Mountain Cuna, are usually treated as
dialects of a single Cuna language, but some linguists consider them to be closely related but distinct languages.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Cuna language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Cuna Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Cuna words.
Worksheet showing how to count in Cuna.
Language map of Panama:
Maps showing where in Panama the Kuna dialects are spoken.
Border Kuna Phonology:
Linguistic chart of phonemes in the Kuna language.
Information on the Kuna language, including linguistic maps of Panama and Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Brief overview of Cuna phonology.
AILLA: San Blas Kuna:
Archive of Kuna language recordings available for download.
Lord's Prayer in San Blas Kuna Hail Mary in Border Kuna:
Translations of Christian prayers into the Cuna language.
House of Languages: Kuna:
Information about Kuna language usage.
San Blas Kuna Language Border Kuna Language
Demographic information on the Kuna from the Ethnologue of Languages.
San Blas Cuna Language Tree Border Cuna Language Tree:
Theories about Cuna's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kuna Language Structures:
Kuna linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Critical and comparative grammar of the Cuna language
Book on the Cuna Indian language for sale online.
Kuna Ways of Speaking Verbal Art in San Blas Kuna
Books on Kuna sociolinguistics.
The Cuna People
Article on the history and culture of the Cuna tribe.
The Kuna Indians
Description of Kuna Indian life, with pictures of traditional clothing.
Brief ethnography of the Cuna (Kuna) Indian tribe.
Kuna writers, their lives and work.
Flag of the Kuna Indians of Panama:
Picture and description of the flags of the Cuna and other indigenous Panamanian people.
Books For Sale On The Cuna Indians
Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy The Art of Being Kuna
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Ethnographies of the Cuna Indians for sale online.
Cuna Indian Art Molas: Folk Art of the Cuna Indians Mola: Cuna Life Stories and Art
Books on Kuna Indian art.
Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians
Collection of traditional Cuna Indian literature.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Endangered Languages Project: Kuna:
Bibliography of Kuna language resources.
Wikipedia: Kuna Britannica: Cuna:
Encyclopedia articles about the Kuna people and their language.
El Pueblo Kuna Los indios tule Los Cuna:
Information about the Kuna Indians in Spanish.
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