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Candoshi-Shapra

Candoshi-Shapra is a language isolate spoken in the Loreto Region of northern Peru, along the Chapuli, Huitoyacu, Pastaza and Morona rivers. In 2007 there were about 1,100 speakers of Candoshi-Shapra, which is also known as Candoshi, Candoxi, Kandoshi, Murato or Shapra.

There are two dialects of Candoshi-Shapra: Chapara, or Shapra, and Kandoashi, or Candoshi.

Candoshi-Shapra alphabet and pronunciation

Candoshi-Shapra alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Candoshi-Shapra

Sample text

Iy tpotsini ichigoroni kis tamam zadkini, vatam tpotsiniva. Vatam ichigoroni magini tarova; ashiriya chinakaniya. Ashirocha, zovalliatsich tamaparia-ashiros sanpata chinagtsa atiniya.

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 of spoken Candoshi-Shapra

Information about Candoshi-Shapra | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Candoshi-Shapra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candoshi-Shapra_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/cbu/
http://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/cand1248
http://www.native-languages.org/candoshishapra_guide.htm
http://www.language-archives.org/language/cbu
http://wals.info/languoid/lect/wals_code_can
https://www.sil.org/language/cbu

Language isolates

Adaizan, Ainu, Basque, Burushaski, Candoshi-Shapra, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Kuot, Mapuche, Natchez, Nivkh, Páez, Purepecha, Seri, Sumerian, Ticuna, Tiwi, Tunica, Urarina, Wardaman, Washo, Yuchi/Euchee

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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