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Yaminawa (Yaminahua)

Yaminawa is a Panoan language spoken mainly in Peru, and also in Bolivia and Brazil. In Peru Yaminawa is spoken in the Ucayali and Madre de Dios regions. In 2011 there about 3,100 speakers of Yaminawa, which is also known as Jaminawá, Yamanawa or Yuminahua.

Yaminawa is taught in some schools, however very few speakers can read and write their language.

Yaminawa alphabet and pronunciation

Yaminawa alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text

Nantifin naanno rasisin cainnifoquin. Tsoan mato iscahuatiroma cuscan, -Manfin uhuunnacoinquin. Ahuua tsacatama rarama shara ninonfo ishon. Nantififain aton mapo shinantirofoquin. Ato nomuranrin chaca iyamarain sharamainqui icashon. Ascanrifiantan nantifin manifoti yorahuan tanannon icashu.

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)

Sample video in Yaminawa

Information about Yaminawa | Tower of Babl in Yaminawa

Links

Information about the Yaminawa language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaminawa_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/yaa/
http://www.native-languages.org/yaminawa.htm
https://clas.berkeley.edu/research/yaminawa-language-documentation-project
http://www.language-archives.org/language/yaa

Panoan languages

Amahuaca, Kashibo, Kashinawa, Shipibo, Yaminawa

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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