Garifuna is an Arawakan language spoken by about 200,000 people mainly in Honduras, and also in Belize, Guatamala and Nicaragua. It was originally spoken on the island of St Vincent in the Antilies, but then spread to Honduras and then to neighbouring countries.
Garifuna contains many words of Cariban origin, as well as words borrowed from European languages, particularly French, English and Spanish.
|A a||B b||Ch ch||D d||E e||F f||G g||H h|
|I i||K k||L l||M m||N n||Ñ ñ||O o||P p|
|R r||S s||T t||U u||Ü ü||W w||Y y|
Acute accents are used to indicate stress.
Sun gürigia nasíruati yuti lun, lidan úarani, lawiwanduní libágari kai le aubai labúsienra, gatu giñe lanagun lungua buidu hadan líbegu.
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)
Information about Garifuna
The Garifuna Institute
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', Yucuna
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