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Kuikuro Indian Language (Kuikúro-Kalapálo)

Kuikuro is a Carib language of South America.
Kuikuro is spoken by 500 people in Brazil. It is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is fairly free but seems to be primarily SOV.

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Kuikuro Language Resources

Kuikuro Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kuikuro language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Kuikuro Language Project:
    Information on the Kuikuro language from a group working on its preservation.
La Lengua Kuikuro:
    Information on the Kuikuro and Kalapalo languages. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Kuikuro:
    Information about Kuikuro language usage.
Kuikuro Language:
     Demographic information on Kuikuro from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kuikuro-Kalapalo Language Tree:
    Theories about Kuikuro's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Kuikuro Culture and History Links

The Kalapalo of Brazil:
    Online ethnography of the Kalapalo tribe including photographs.
Kuikuro People:
    Photographs and description of Kuikuro culture.
Kuikuru Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Kuikuro tribe.
The Appearance of the Caraíba:
    Kuikuro oral history about their tribe's first experiences with the Europeans.
Kuikura Gender Roles:
    Kuikuro Indian gender, sex, and childbearing traditions.
Primitive Peoples of Matto Grosso:
    Ethnology work from 1931 on the Cuicuru and other Central Brazilian tribes.

Books for sale on the Kuikuros and Kalapalos
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A Musical View of the Universe:
    Interesting book on Kalapalo myth and worldview.
Kalapalo Indians of Central Brazil:
    Overview of Kalapalo culture and history.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Kuikuro:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Kuikuro people.
  Pueblo Kuikuro (Kuikuru) * Os Cuicuros:
  Information about the Kuikuros in Portuguese.

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