Murui Huitoto language
|Native to||Colombia, Peru|
Murui Huitoto - or simply Murui (also known as Bue and Witoto) is an indigenous American Huitoto language of the Witotoan family spoken by 2,900 indigenous people in western South America alongside the Ampiyacu, Putumayo, and Napo rivers.
Approximately 1,000 Peruvians use Murui in both its written and oral forms. The language is accorded official status and is used in schools. It is also used in churches. There are no Murui-an monolinguals in Peru: speakers of the language who do not also use another language.
When written it uses the Roman Script. A dictionary and grammar rules have been developed.
The orthographic representation is to the left; the IPA to the right.
Note that before i and e, c is written qu.
|Plosive||Unvoiced||t /t/||c /k/|
|Voiced||b /b/||d /d/||g /ɡ/|
|Fricative or Affricate||Unvoiced||f /ɸ/||s /θ/||ch /tʃ/||j /h/|
|Voiced||v /β/||ll /ʝ/|
|Nasal||m /m/||n /n/||ñ /ɲ/|
- Murui Huitoto at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Murui Huitoto". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Ethnologue report for language code:huu
Burtch, Shirley, comp. Diccionario Huitoto Murui.
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