Nomatsiguenga (inato)

Nomatsiguenga is an Arawakan language spoken in the Junin Region in central Peru by the Machiguenga people. In 2003 there were about 6,500 speakers of Nomatsiguenga, which is closely related to Machiguenga.

Nomatsiguenga alphabet and pronunciation

Nomatsiguenga alphabet and pronunciation


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Sample text in Nomatsiguenga

Antagaisati matsiguenga ibogaiguë matsiguengasonorl. Aisati icantaigaca. Teni iromerataiguengani. Antagaisati iquengaigui aisati igóiguiro ora caninaro aisati igóiguiro ora te onganinate. Iroro caninataque omagaro matsiguenga iraniacaninataigueri ira basiniati matsiguenga aisati ingantaiguerí ora caninaro.


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)

Sample video in Nomatsiguenga


Information about Nomatsiguenga

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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