Huambisa (Wampís)

Huambisa is a Jivaroan language spoken in northern Peru, mainly along the Santiago and Morona Rivers between Condorcanqui Province of the Amazonas Region and the Datem del Marañón Province in the Loreto Region. In 2012 there were about 8,000 speakers of Huambisa, which is also known as Huambiza, Wambiza, Jíbaro, Xívaro, Wampis, Maina or Shuar-Huampis.

Huambisa is closely related to Achuar-Shiwiar, a Jivaroan language spoken in Peru and Ecuador.

Huambisa was given official status in the Amazonas Department in 2010, and an alphabet for the language was approved in 2012.

Huambisa alphabet and pronunciation

Huambisa alphabet and pronunciation

An acute accent (á) is used to mark stress.

Download an alphabet chart for Huambisa (Excel)

Sample video in Huambisa

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Information about the Huambisa language

Jivaroan languages

Achuar-Shiwiar, Aguaruna, Huambisa, Shuar

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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