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Garifuna (Garífuna)

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.

Garifuna alphabet

A a B b Ch ch D d E e F f G g H h
garünati ba cha da gayumati fa ga ha
I i K k L l M m N n Ñ ñ O o P p
gágiriti ka la ma na ña gararati pa
R r S s T t U u Ü ü W w Y y  
ra sa ta máguti gáguti wa ya  

Garifuna pronunciation

Garifuna alphabet

Note

Acute accents are used to indicate stress.

Download an alphabet chart for Garifuna (Excel)

Sample text in Garifuna

Sun gürigia nasíruati yuti lun, lidan úarani, lawiwanduní libágari kai le aubai labúsienra, gatu giñe lanagun lungua buidu hadan líbegu.

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 Garifuna

Information about Garifuna | Numbers | Phrases | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Garifuna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garifuna_language
http://endangeredlanguagealliance.org/main/language-projects/garifuna
http://www.garifuna.com/garifuna-language.html
http://www.garifunaresearch.com/garifunalanguage.html
http://www.garifunaheritagefoundation.com/369.html
http://www.native-languages.org/garifuna.htm

Garifuna phrases
http://garinet.com/
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080524205126AAn7FSn
https://quizlet.com/78030015/more-garifuna-phrases-flash-cards/
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=curso+de+garifuna

Garifuna dictionary
http://www.garifunainstitute.com/

The Garifuna Institute
http://www.garifunainstitute.com

Arawakan languages

Achagua, Apurinã, Arawak, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Baniwa, Caquinte, Garifuna, Machiguenga, Nanti, Nomatsiguenga, Paraujuano, Pauna, Piapoco, Taíno-Borikenaíki, Tariana, Wayuu, Yanesha', Yucuna

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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