|Native to||Surinam, French Guiana, Brazil|
|Native speakers||850 (ca. 2007)|
At the 1980 census, approximately 750 people spoke Wayana.
There are two kinds of verbs: active verbs and stative verbs. The tenses for active verbs include present, immediate past, distant past, and future. Stative verbs make no reference to time or tense; nor are they inflected for mode, person, or negation.
Wayana personal pronouns include words for "I", "you", "we but not you", "you and I", "all of us", "you all", "they", and one pronoun for "he, she, it."
Some pronouns distinguish between animate and inanimate objects.
Wayana includes postpositions on pronouns, nouns or noun phrases to indicate position, direction, instrument, or likeness.