Apurinã (Pupikariwakuri)

Apurinã is a Southern Arawakan or Maipurean language spoken in Amazonas and Mato Grosso States in the northwestern Amazon region of Brazil, mainly along Pures River. In 2006 there were about 2,800 speakers of Apurinã, which is also known as Ipurinã, Ipurinãn or Kangite. The language is known as Pupikariwakuri or Popikariwakori by the people who speak, who call themselves popũkare.

Apurinã alphabet and pronunciation

Apurinã alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text

Awa sytu awa kãkiti awinhi iãtã. Uwa awary kaiãapukury ũimiakury. Uwa ũtanyrykata awa ũaapuku amarekatãĩ. Txamary nynuwa aapuku kiumãtxipeinhinhixika, patsukarepyryna awinhinã.


There was a woman who lived in the community. She had many children. She and her husband lived in a very big house. But the house had a lot of gutter, because the straw was old.

Source: A Posse Em Apurinã: descrição de construções atributivas e predicativas em comparação com outras línguas Aruák

Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Apurinã

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Information about Apurinã

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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