Amahuaca is a Panoan language spoken by about 250 people in Peru
and Brazil. It is also known as Amawaka, Amaguaco, Ameuhaque, Ipitineri
and Sayaco, and is closely related to Cashinahua and Shipibo.
The Amahuaca dialects include Inuvaken and Viwivaken.
The name Amahuaca refer to the Capivara River in Brazil, along which
the Amahuaca people live. The Amahuaca call themselves Yora (people)
or Honi Kuin (real men). The name Ipitineri was given to them
by the neighbouring Piro tribe.
While Amahuaca has no official status it is used in some schools. A dictionary
and grammar are being produced, and parts of the bible have been
translated into it.
Amahuaca alphabet and pronunciation
Tzovan jato jumahaito hinaayamanonmun vacunoxcanquihnucanpu. Tzovan jato
zinaayamanonmun vacunoxcanquihnucanpu. Jonitzan derechocavizyahtoxrivimun
vacunoxcanquihqui. Quiyoovinin shinanquin hiromaquin jaucuzahavorahquiqui
shinantimunhcanquihqui. Vacurazixquicavizhi quiyoovinixjatimunhcanquihnucanpu.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about the Amahuaca language
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet