Kashinawa is a Panoan language spoken in parts of Peru and Brazil by about 1,600 people. In Peru it is spoken along the Curanja and Purus rivers, and in Brazil it is spoken in the state of Acre. It is also known as Kaxinawá, Kaxynawa, Caxinawa and Caxinawá, and is closely related to Amahuaca and Shipibo. The dialects of Kashinawa spoken in Peru and Brazil differ somewhat.
Kashinawa-speaking children learn to read and write Kashinawa in school, and about 40% of Kashinawa speakers can read and write their own language. A dictionary of Kashinawa was published in 1980.
Yudabu dasibi jabiaskadi akin, xinantidubuki. Javen taea jau jaibunamenunbunven.
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 the Kashinawa language
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