Tuyuca (Docapúaraye)

Tuyuca is an Eastern Tucanoan language spoken by about 1,400 people mainly in southeastern Colombia and also in northwestern Brazil. In particular, it is spoken along the Papuri, Inambú and Tiquié rivers in the Department of Vaupés in Colombia, and in the Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Territory in northwest of Amazonas State in Brazil.

Tuyuca is also known as Dochkafuara, Tejuca, Tuyuka, Dojkapuara, Doxká-Poárá, Doka-Poara or Tuiuca. Tuyuca speakers call it Docapúaraye, and themselves Dokapuara, Utapinõmakãphõná, Umerekopinõ or Utapinoponã ("sons of the stone snake”). It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Tuyuca alphabet and pronunciation

Tuyuca alphabet and pronunciation

Other letters may be used in names and words borrowed from other languages.

Download an alphabet chart for Tuyuca

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Jesús yʉʉyigʉ: —Mʉ́ã Cõãmacʉ̃mena wedesera, biiro jĩĩña: Ʉ̃sã Pacʉ ʉ̃mʉã́sepʉ niigʉ̃́, mʉʉrẽ quioníremena padeoáda. Mʉʉ dutiré ʉ̃sãpʉre niiãdare jeaaro. Ʉ̃mʉã́se macãrã mʉʉ booré dícʉre tiicúa; atibʉ́reco macãrãcã teerora tiiáro.
  2. Ʉ̃sãrẽ bʉ́recoricõrõ yaaré ticoya.
  3. Niipetira ʉ̃sãrẽ ñañarõ tiiráre ʉ̃sã acabóa. Teero tiigʉ́, mʉʉcã ʉ̃sã ñañaré tiirére acabóya. Jĩĩcõãsãrenorẽ cãmotáya. Ʉ̃sãrẽ ñañarõ wáari jĩĩgʉ̃, netõnéña, jĩĩña, jĩĩyigʉ.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/686/LUK.11.TUE

Translation

  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

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Links

Information about Tuyuca
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuyuca_language
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Língua_tuiuca
http://www.native-languages.org/tuyuca.htm
http://olac.ldc.upenn.edu/language/tue
https://www.sil.org/resources/search/language/tue

Tucanoan languages

Carapana, Cubeo, Desano, Guanano, Secoya, Tucano, Tuyuca, Yurutí

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 03.04.24. Last modified: 03.04.24

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