Pemon is a Cariban language spoken mainly in Canaima National Park in Bolivar State in southeastern Venezuela. It is also spoken in Roraima State of northern Brazil, and in Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of northern Guyana. In 2012 there were 23,100 speakers of Pemon in Venezuela and 500 speakers in Brazil. There were about 480 Pemon speakers in Guyana.
There are several dialects of Pemon, including Arecuna, Camaracota and Taurepan. It is closely related Macushi and Kapon.
During the 20th century ways to write Pemon were devised by Catholic missionaries, particularly Armellada and Gutiérrez Salazar.
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Information about Pemon
Akawaio, Akurio, Bakairi, Carib, Carijona, Hixkaryána, Ikpeng, Japreria, Macushi, Panare, Pemon, Tiriyó, Wayana, Ye’kuana, Yukpa
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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