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Waiwai Indian Language
Waiwai is a Carib language of South America,
spoken by 2000 people in Brazil and Guyana. Waiwai is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology.
Word order is primarily SOV.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Waiwai language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Archive of Waiwai language recordings available for download.
La Lengua Waiwai:
Information on Waiwai including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Waiwai Tunayana Taruma:
Information about Waiwai language usage.
Demographic information on Waiwai from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Waiwai Language Tree:
Theories about Waiwai's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wai Wai Language Structures:
Waiwai linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Article on the history and traditions of the Waiwai tribe.
Wai Wai Indians:
Overview of the Waiwai people, with photographs.
The Waiwai of Brazil:
Brief profile of the Waiwai tribe.
Article and photographs on the Waiwai culture.
Encyclopedia articles on the Waiwai Indians.
Books for sale on the Waiwais
Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography:
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Detailed monograph on the Waiwai tribe.
Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences: Themes on Waiwai Social Being:
Interesting book on the Waiwai worldview.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Os Wai Wai (Karafawyana) Los Waiwai:
Information about the Waiwais in Portuguese and Spanish.
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