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Kashinawa (Hantxa Kuin / Huni Kui)

Kashinawa is a Panoan language spoken in parts of Peru and Brazil by about 1,600 people. In Peru it is spoken along the Curanja and Purus rivers, and in Brazil it is spoken in the state of Acre. It is also known as Kaxinawá, Kaxynawa, Caxinawa and Caxinawá, and is closely related to Amahuaca and Shipibo. The dialects of Kashinawa spoken in Peru and Brazil differ somewhat.

Kashinawa-speaking children learn to read and write Kashinawa in school, and about 40% of Kashinawa speakers can read and write their own language. A dictionary of Kashinawa was published in 1980.

Kashinawa alphabet and pronunciation

Kashinawa alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text

Yudabu dasibi jabiaskadi akin, xinantidubuki. Javen taea jau jaibunamenunbunven.

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)

Information about Kashinawa | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about the Kashinawa language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashinawa_language
http://www.native-languages.org/cashinahua_guide.htm
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/cbs

Panoan languages

Amahuaca, Kashibo, Kashinawa, Shipibo, Yaminawa

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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