Curripaco (Kurripako / Wakue)

Curripaco is an Arawakan language spoken along the Içana River in parts of Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela by about 12,000 people. In 2008 there were about 7,000 speakers of Curriapaco in the Guainía and Vaupés departments of southeast Colombia. In 2012 there were about 1,330 Curripaco speakers in Amazonas state of Brazil, and 3,740 in Amazonas state of Venezuela.

Other names for Curripaco include Baniva del Isana, Curipaco, Curripaco-Baniva, Karrupaku, Koripako, Kuripaco, Kurripaco, Kurripako, Kúrrim and Waquenia. The native names of the language are Kurripako and Wakue ("Our language"). In Wikipedia Curripaco is classified as a dialect of Karu / Baniwa.

Curripaco alphabet and pronunciation

Curripaco alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Curripaco (Excel)

Sample text

  1. Liaji iacoti Cafidali, liofa caidalitsa, liofa lipeyatoa linaita piomi liaji pacapali tsaca, oopi liofa Dios iinai caidalitsa ima Dioscan.
  2. Niini nocaiteca, oopipia lipeyatoa linaita cucacatsa liofa Dios iinai.
  3. Nite liaji Dios licada linaita piomi; curritsa cuca inaitaca cucacatsa icamitsa liatsa inaita piomi

Source: Curripaco - Bible


  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  2. The same was in the beginning with God.
  3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


Sample videos in and about Curripaco


Information about Curripaco'çana

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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