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Project Members

  • Bernard Comrie
  • Sabine Reiter
  • Eliane Camargo (CELIA, Université Paris X)
  • Philippe Erikson (Université Paris X)
  • George Nick Clements (CNRS, University of Paris III)

Animacy and mythology in Hantxa Kuin (Cashinahua)

Cashinahua – or Hantxa Kuin as it is called by its speakers – belongs to the Panoan family. All Panoan languages are concentrated in one geographic region, the Amazonian lowlands in Eastern Peru and in adjacent parts of Brazil and Bolivia. The project aimed at building up a comprehensive documentation of the Cashinahua language and culture at its current stage in Peru and in Brazil.

 This documentation was a contribution to the efforts of the respective Cashinahua communities and associations in both countries to preserve and fortify their language and culture. In addition, the annotated texts in the archive as well as the reappraisal of a corpus of historical and mythological texts assembled one hundred years ago by Capistrano de Abreu may become the basis for monolingual teaching material used by Cashinahua teachers in the village schools. The documentation gave an idea about Cashinahua way of life to a general audience, provided available data - including older material collected by Camargo and other researchers (esp. in Peru) - and the analyses

Data archive

  • 58 sound files (wav)
  • 3 video files (mpeg)
  • 5 annotation files (eaf)

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