Arawak (Lokono)

Arawak is an Arawakan language spoken in eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana by about 2,500 people. It is also known as Arowak or Aruák, and Arawak speakers call it Lokono Dian (people's talk) and themselves Lokono. It was formerly spoken on Caribbean islands such as Barbados.

Arawak alphabet and pronunciation

Arawak alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Arawak (Excel)

Details of Arawak pronunciation provided by Michael Peter Füstumum and Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Arawak

Information about Arawak | Numbers in Arawak


Information about Arawak

A Grammar Sketch and Lexicon of Arawak (Lokono Dian)

Arawakan languages

Achagua, Apurinã, Arawak, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Baniwa, Baniwa of Guainía, Baure, Caquinte, Chamicuro, Curripaco, Garifuna, Iñapari, Machiguenga, Nanti, Nomatsiguenga, Palikúr, Paraujuano, Paresi, Pauna, Piapoco, Taíno, Tariana, Terêna, Wapishana, Wayuu, Yanesha', Yine, Yucuna

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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