Carapana (Mõxtã)

Carapana is an Eastern Tucanoan language spoken by about 600 people in northwestern Brazil and southeastern Colombia. In particular, it is spoken along the Cano Tí tributary of the Vaupés river and upper Pirá-Paraná and Papurí rivers, which are branches of the Amazon River, and run through the Department of Vaupés in Colombia, and the Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Territory in northwest of Amazonas State in Brazil.

Carapana is also known as Carapanã, Carapana-Tapuya, Karapaná, Karapanã, Karapano, Mextã, Mi tea, Mochda, Moxdoa or Muxtea. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Carapana alphabet and pronunciation

Carapana alphabet and pronunciation

Other letters may be used in names and words borrowed from other languages.

Download an alphabet chart for Carapana

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Ĩgʉ eroparĩcʉ̃ peegʉ Jesu erãre werepʉ: —Õpa arĩ Goãmʉre serẽque: “Gʉa Pagʉ, ʉmaro majagʉ mʉhʉ õagʉ ãhraa. Dohpaguere árĩpehrerã weca opʉ ãhraa. Ʉmaroguere mʉ dorero erã iiro dopa ta i yeba majarã sã iiporo.
  2. Eropigʉ ʉmʉri nʉcʉ gʉa baburire oniguicãque gʉare.
  3. Gajirã erã gʉare ñero iirare gʉa cãdijiro dopa ta mʉ sã gʉa ñero iirare cãdijique. Eropigʉ gʉa ñeri iiborare cãhmotaque. Gʉa ñeri iiborare tauque,” arĩ serẽque Goãmʉre, arĩpʉ Jesu erãre.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


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Information about CarapanaКарапана

Tucanoan languages

Carapana, Cubeo, Desano, Guanano, Secoya, Tucano, Tuyuca, Yurutí

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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