Appendix:Carib language

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The Carib language, also known as Caribe, Cariña, Galibi, Galibí, Kali'na, Kalihna, Kalinya, Galibi Carib, Maraworno and Marworno, and natively named Kaliña, Cariña, is an Amerindian language spoken in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela by 10226 people (7,000 of whom are from Venezuela). It is a CaribanNorthern CaribGalibi language written in the Latin alphabet. Its ISO-2 code is "car", ISO-3 is "car", SIL is "CRB".

Kalina

Alphabet[edit]

The Carib alphabet consists of 15 letters: a, e, i, j, k, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u, y, and w. A grave accent is used for a plosive archiphoneme.

Common Carib Words[edit]

  • aina - hand
  • aipajawa - shark
  • akuri - agouti
  • akuru - mud, clay
  • amoro - thou, you
  • àna - we
  • apo - arm
  • apukuipa - oar, paddle
  • arepa - cassava, cassava bread
  • arukuma - planet, star
  • auto - house
  • aware - opossum
  • awu - I, me
  • areku - anger, war
  • arepa - food
  • ero - this
  • ero po - here
  • awasi - Indian corn
  • ikùpo - puddle, pond, lake
  • iromy - dry season
  • irùpa - good
  • isery - new
  • itoto - enemy, stranger
  • itupu - grass
  • jariku - pelican
  • jèpo - bone
  • jopoto - chief
  • jumy - father
  • kampo - smoked meat
  • kanawa - large dugout
  • kapu - sky
  • karina - Carib
  • kataru - green turtle
  • katuri - large basket carried on the back
  • kawana - leatherback turtle
  • koko - night
  • konopo - rain
  • kurijara - fishing boat
  • kurita - day
  • maina - garden, field
  • makureru - cactus
  • manare - cassava sieve
  • manaty - breast
  • matapi - cassava press
  • matutu - small table
  • mauru - cotton
  • mi - root
  • moro - that
  • moro po - there
  • mosìpe - long
  • mure - small bench
  • napi - sweet potato
  • nono - earth, soil
  • nuno - moon, month
  • okato - large hammock
  • oko - two
  • okoju - snake
  • oma - road, path
  • onu - oeil
  • pàwu - island
  • oruwa - three
  • oty - name, noise
  • òwin - one
  • pana - ear
  • panare - friend
  • parana - sea
  • paranakyry - Whites, Europeans
  • pèja - bay
  • pepeito - wind
  • pìpo - skin, hide ; bark
  • pota - mouth
  • pupu - foot
  • putu - club
  • pyjai - medicine man, shaman
  • pyrywa - arrow, reed
  • sakau - sand
  • sampura - drum
  • sanìme - short
  • sano - mother
  • sarompo - leaves
  • semari - cassava grater
  • senke - near
  • sina - flute
  • sipari - ray
  • sipi - fishing net
  • siriko - star, year
  • tamùne - white
  • tamusi - old man
  • tamy - tobacco
  • tapire - red, ripe
  • tapusikiri - pebbles
  • tapyi - big meeting house
  • tonoro - bird
  • topu - stone, rock
  • tukusi - colibri
  • tuma - hot sauce
  • tuna - water, river
  • turi - torch
  • turùpo - heart
  • týkire - yellow
  • tyse - far
  • ùmari - crown feathers
  • upùpo - head
  • yrapa - bow, weapon
  • uwempo - belly
  • waitopo - village
  • wajamaka - iguana
  • waruma - basketry reed
  • wàto - fire
  • weju - sun
  • werewere - house flies
  • werùno - ash
  • wewe - tree, woods
  • wòi - savanna, prairie grass
  • woku - cassava beer
  • wokyry - man
  • woryi - woman
  • woto - fish
  • wypy - mountain
  • wywy - axe, hoe
  • ýpori - creek

 

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External links[edit]

w:es:Idioma kariña w:eo:Kariba lingvo w:fr:Kali'na (langue) w:qu:Kariña simi w:ru:Карибский язык