LINGUIST List 24.2385

Tue Jun 11 2013

FYI: Tomárâho Dictionary

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 11-Jun-2013
From: AXIAL Naturaleza & Cultura <>
Subject: Tomárâho Dictionary
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The Tomárâho Cultural Dictionary

Some 26 years ago, a team of Tomárâho shaman and female sages of the Petintouta community decided to give their language, which they call yxyr húlo, written form. Many years of work produced digital versions of texts, stories, and oral myths written in Latin orthographic form, all making up approximately 50 books of different kinds. Among them is a dictionary that the last remaining community to speak the Tomárâho language will use to teach their children to read and write.

For more information about this project, please visit the following webpage:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Chamacoco (ceg)

Page Updated: 11-Jun-2013