|Native to||Brazil, Colombia|
gvc – Wanano (Kótirya)
pir – Piratapuyo
Guanano (Wanano), or Piratapuyo, is a Tucanoan language spoken in the northwest part of Amazonas in Brazil and in Vaupés in Colombia. It is spoken by two peoples, the Wanano and the Piratapuyo. They do not intermarry, but their speech is 75% lexically similar.
Wanano/Piratapuyo belongs to the Northern branch of the Eastern Tucanoan languages, along with Tucano.
Speakers of Wanano live in Brazil and Colombia. According to Stenzel (2004), a census taken in October, 2003 establishes the Wanano population as 1,560, approximately one-third of whom currently live in Brazil . The Wanano live in 21 traditional communities along the Vaupés River.
Nasalization is carried on vowels. Voiced plosives and /j/ may surface as the nasal consonants /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, and /ɲ/ in the environment of nasal vowels.
Wanano/Piratapuyo is an SOV language.
|1st Person Exclusive||/yɨɨ́/ [yɨˈʔɨ] "I"||/sã́/ [ˈsã] "we (and not you)"|
|1st Person Inclusive||/bãrĩ́/ [mãˈňĩ] "we (and you)"|
|2nd Person||/bɨ̃ɨ̃́/ [mɨ̃ˈʔɨ̃] "you"||/bɨ̃sã́/ [mɨ̃ɨ̥̃ˈsã] "you"|
|3rd Person Masculine||/tíro/ [ˈtiro] "he"||/tídã/ [ˈtinã] "they"|
|3rd Person Feminine||/tí-koro/ [ˈtikoro] "she"|
- Wanano (Kótirya) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Piratapuyo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wanano–Piratapuyo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Stenzel, Kristine (2004). A Reference grammar of Wanano. Ph.D. thesis, University of Colorado.
- Waltz, Nathan E. (April 2002). "Innovations in Wanano (Eastern Tucanoan) When Compared to Piratapuyo". International Journal of American Linguistics. 68 (2): 157–215. doi:10.1086/466485.
- Recordings of narratives, stories, conversations, and ceremonies in Piratapuyo and Kotiria, from the Tucanoan Languages Collection of Janet Chernela at AILLA.