Cariban languages
The Cariban languages are an indigenous language family of South America. They are widespread across northernmost South America, from the mouth of the Amazon River to the Colombian Andes, but also ap...
Cariban languages - Wikipedia
Tiriyó language
The Tiriyó language (also known as Trio, autonym tarëno), is spoken by approximately 2,000 people living in several villages on both sides of the Brazil-Suriname border in Northern Amazonia. It is a r...
Matipuhy language
Amonap, AKA Apalakiri or Kuikúro-Kalapálo or Matipuy, is a Cariban language spoken by the Kuikuro and Kalapalo peoples of Brazil.
Wajumará language
Wajumará is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) placed it in his Makiritare branch.
Tiverikoto language
Tiverikoto (Tivericoto) is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Terrence Kaufman placed it with Yao in his Yao group.
Juma language (Carib)
Juma is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) placed it in his Arara branch.
Juma language (Carib) - Wikipedia
Yao language (Trinidad)
Yao (Jaoi, Yaoi, Yaio, Anacaioury) is an extinct Cariban language of Trinidad and French Guiana, attested in a single 1640 word list recorded by Joannes de Laet. It is thought that the Yao people migr...
Panare language
Panare is a Cariban language, spoken by approximately 3,000–4,000 people in Bolivar State in southern Venezuela. Their main area is South of the town of Caicara del Orinoco, south of the Orinoco River...
Yukpa language
Yukpa (Yuco, Yucpa, Yuko, Yupa) is a Cariban language, spoken by 7,000–8,000 people in Zulia State in Venezuela and across the border in Colombia. It's also known as Carib Motilón, Macoíta, Northern M...
Akurio language
Akuriyó is a nearly extinct Cariban language of Suriname. Contact with the Akurio people was made by non-natives in 1969.
Cumanagota language
Cumanagoto (Cumanogota, Cumaná, Kumaná); also Chaima (Chayma) is a nearly extinct language of eastern coastal Venezuela. It was the language of the Cumanagoto people. Extinct dialects, or closely rela...
Waimiri-Atroarí language
Atruahí is a Cariban language of Brazil. The people were contacted by the Waiwai in 1968.
Opón language
Opon (Opone) was an unusually divergent Cariban language of Colombia.
Opón language - Wikipedia
Pawishiana language
Pawishiana (Pauixiana) is an extinct Cariban language.
Purukotó language
Purukotó (Purucotó) is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) placed it in his Pemong branch.
Ikpeng language
Txikão (Chikaon), or Ikpeng, is a Cariban language of Brazil.
Carib language
Carib or Kalina is a Cariban language spoken by the Kalina people (Caribs) of South America. It is spoken by around 7,400 people mostly in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil.
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Carib language - Wikipedia
Japreria language
Japrería (Yapreria) is a Cariban language of Venezuela.
Carijona language
Carijona (Karihona) is a Cariban language, or probably a pair of languages, of Colombia. Derbyshire (1999) lists the varieties Hianacoto-Umaua and Carijona proper as separate languages.
Ye'kuana language
Maquiritari, AKA Dekwana or Ye'kuana, is a Cariban language of Venezuela, with a few hundred speakers in Brazil.
Palmela language
Palmela is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) notes that it was phonologically divergent.
Palmela language - Wikipedia
Boanarí language
Boanarí (Bonari) is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) placed it in his Atruahí branch.
Bakairi language
Bakairí (Bacairí) is a Cariban language of Brazil.
Sikiana language
Sikiana, or Kashuyana, is a Carib language that was spoken by 33 people in Brazil and 15 people in Suriname. It was spoken in Venezuela at one time and is now probably extinct there. The Warikyana di...
Tamanaku language
Tamanaku (Tamañkú) is an extinct Cariban language of Venezuela.
Macushi language
Macushi is the most populous of the Cariban languages, spoken by 30,000 in Brazil and Guyana. It is also spelled Makushi, Makusi, Makuxi, Macusi, Macussi, and also known as Teweya (Teueia). Abbot 1991...
Sapará language
Sapará is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language. Kaufman (2007) placed it in his Pawishiana branch.
Pimenteira language
Pimenteira is an extinct and poorly attested Cariban language.
Apalaí language
Apalaí is a Cariban language spoken in Brazil. Approximately 450 people speak Apalaí.
Wayana language
Wayana (Guayana) is a Cariban language spoken in the south and southeast of Surinam, French Guiana, and Brazil.At the 1980 census, approximately 750 people spoke Wayana.There are two kinds of verbs: a...