Achuar-Shiwiar (Achuár chícham)

Achuar-Shiwiar is a Chicham language spoken Peru and Ecuador by about 5,000 people who belong to the Achuar, Shiwiar and Maina tribes. It is spoken along the Morona, Macusari, Tigre, Huasaga and Corrientes rivers in Peru, and along the Pastaza and Bobonaza Rivers in Ecuador.

The language is also known as Achuar Chicham, Achuar-Shiwiar, Achuar-Shiviar, Achuár, Ashuar, Achual, Achuale, Achuare, Achuara, Atchuara, Shiwiár, Shiviar, Shiwiar-Maina, Shiwiar Chicham, Máin, Mayna, Mayno, and Áints

Achuar-Shiwiar alphabet and pronunciation

Achuar-Shiwiar alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in Achuar-Shiwiar

Aints ainauti mash metek nuwanmaya akiinawaitji. Turasha angkan pengker pujusmi tusar akiinawaitji. Aintstikia mash ji nintijai paan nintimratnuitji, turasha pengker aa nu nekaatnuitji. Turasha pase aa nusha nekaatnuitji. Turasha ji pataachiri ainaujai pengker nintimtunisar pujaj ina nunisrik chikich ainauj aisha pengker nintimtunisar pujustinuitji.



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)


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Information about the Achuar-Shiwiar language

Chicham languages

Achuar-Shiwiar, Aguaruna, Huambisa, Shuar

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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