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Macushi is a Cariban language spoken mainly in northern Brazil, and in southern Guyana and Venezuela. In Brazil it is spoken in Roraima state on the Contingo, Mau, Pium and Quino rivers. In Guyana it is spoken in the Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo regions in the foothills of the Pakaraima mountains. In Venezuela it is spoken in Bolívar state along the Caroni river.

In 2012 there were about 15,000 speakers of Macushi in Brazil, and there were about 930 speakers in Guyana. The number of Macushi speakers in Venezuela is not known.

Macushi is also known as Macusi, Macuxi, Makuchi, Makushi, Makusi, Makuxi, Teueia or Teweya.

Macushi pronunciation

Macushi pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Macushi (Excel)

Sample text in Macushi (Lord's Prayer)

Mîrîrî yeꞌnen tauya sîrîrî, epîrematî see warantî: “Paapa anna yunkon, amîrî kaꞌ po tîîkoꞌmansen.Tamîꞌnawîronkonya morî pe puꞌkuru amîrî wanî epuꞌtî yuꞌse wai. A mîrî wanî tamîꞌnawîronkon esaꞌ pe.Asiꞌkî anna pia, anna esaꞌ pe awanîpa.Ituꞌse aweꞌtoꞌ yawîrî ikupî annaya yuꞌse wai,tarîniꞌ sîrîrî non pona, morî pe puꞌkuru kaꞌ po awanî manniꞌ warantî. S îrîrîpe ituꞌse anna eꞌtoꞌ tîîkî, anna yekkari ton.Itîîkî anna pia îꞌ ton pra anna wanî namai, Paapa. M oropai Paapa, anna nîkupîꞌpî imakuiꞌpî awinîkîi ikuꞌkî aawanmîra,anna wanmîra tamîꞌnawîronkon nîkupîꞌpî imakuiꞌpî anna winîkîi kupî annaya warantî. M oropai anna pîikaꞌtîkî, imakuiꞌpî ena namai anna yentai.Moropai Makui moꞌkakî anna piapai, Paapa.Maasa pra amîrî wanî anna esaꞌ pe.Meruntî ke amîrî wanî tamîꞌnawîronkon yentai ipatîkarî.Morî pe aakoꞌmamî ikîꞌpî ton pra.Mîrîrî warantî awanî pe man”.

Source: https://www.scriptureearth.org/data/mbc/PDF/00-WNTmbc-web.pdf

Sample videos in Macushi

Links

Information about the Macushi language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macushi_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mbc
http://www.native-languages.org/macushi.htm
https://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/raposa
http://etnolinguistica.wdfiles.com/local--files/tese%3Acunha-2004/CunhaCarlaMaria.pdf

Cariban languages

Akurio, Hixkaryána, Macushi, Tiriyó

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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