Kaimana'o Tominkaru Paradan (WAPNT)
Wapishana (wap) Guyana - Brazil A population of 6,000 Wapishana live in Guyana. They live in the region of Southwest Guyana, south of the Kanuku Mountains, northwest of the Waiwai. They also live in Brazil. Alternate names are Uapixana, Vapidiana, Wapichan, Wapichana, Wapisana, Wapishshiana, Wapisiana, Wapitxana, Wapixana. Dialects names are Amariba. With a lexical similarity of 10% with Mapidian [mpw]. The language classification is Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Wapishanan. The language use in Amariba dialect may have no remaining speakers. The Wapishana also use English. Language development includes Bible portions. The Writing system is in the Latin script. Their own name for the people is ‘Wapichana’ or ‘Wapichan’. The Wapishana are an indigenous group also found in the Roraima area of southern Guyana and northern Brazil. The total population of both countries is 12,500.
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