Maquiritari Edit

Etymology Edit

Possibly from t(ü)- (reflexive or coreference marker) + a plural personal pronoun base *nwanno, by analogy with künwanno and önwanno. The Maquiritari third-person pronoun series is not reconstructible to Proto-Cariban.

Pronunciation Edit

Pronoun Edit


  1. the third-person plural pronoun; they, them.

Inflection Edit

References Edit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “tünwanno”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon, page 120
  • Hall, Katherine Lee (1988) The morphosyntax of discourse in De'kwana Carib, volume I and II, Saint Louis, Missouri: PhD Thesis, Washington University, page 282
  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “tɨnwano”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[1], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021