Cha'palaachi

Cha'palaachi is a Barbacoan language spoken in northern Ecuador by between 3,000 and 9,500 people. It is also known as Chachi or Cayapa.

Cha'palaachi alphabet and pronunciation

Cha'palaachi alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text

Naaju chachilla bain mu' chachilla bain na kayatu tichiba bulla jutyu naakendya'ba kenu deechu taa na kayamu deju, tsenminya naaju juñu bain ne tsaave ti' uukavinu jutyu naa ti deechu juuchi bain, mubain mubain tsaren dejuve, tsenmin shilli pensangenupude deju' mitya, tsenmin usa' kendu bain ura' kendyu' bain mide' mitya muba mu bain veta' veta' ura' keewaawaa kenuu dejuve.

Translation

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)

Tower of Babel in Cha'palaachi

Links

Information about the Cha'palaachi language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha%27palaachi_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=cbi
http://www.native-languages.org/cayapa.htm

Barbacoan languages

Cha'palaachi, Guambiano

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet