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Ingariko Indian Language (Ingarico)

Ingariko is a Cariban language of South America, spoken by 500 people in Brazil. Ingariko is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is OVS. Ingariko is closely related to the Pemon dialects and is considered another dialect of Pemon by some linguists.

In their own language, the Ingariko people call themselves Kapon, which means "people of the sky." Variants of the same name are used by several different Carib tribes in this region. Ingariko means "mountain people" and confusingly is also used to refer to several different tribes, including the Akawaio and Patamona.

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Ingariko Language Resources

Ingariko Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Ingariko language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Pemon/Ingariko Language:
     Demographic information on Pemon and Ingariko from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Ingarikó Language Tree:
    Theories about Ingariko's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lenguas Kapong:
     Information on the Kapong languages including Akawaio, Ingariko, and Patamona. Page in Spanish.
The Ingarikó:
     Fact sheet and photograph of an Ingariko woman.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Ingarikó:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Ingariko people.
  Os Ingarikó * Povo Ingarikó: * Os Capons:
  Information about the Ingarikos in Portuguese.

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