Wao Tededo Bibliography and Language Learning Materials
Rival, Laura. Trekking through History: The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador. Columbia University Press. New York: 2002.
Robert Wasserstrom, Waorani Warfare on the Ecuadorian Frontier, 1885–2013.
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, November 2016, Vol.21(3), pp.497-516.
Adolfo Jorge Arellano. Territorios prehispánicos en las regiones interfluviales, norte de la Amazonia del Ecuador
Las 100 últimas tribus felices del mundo El Pais, 12,27,2018
Uncontacted Mashco-Piro kill local man
Ore Nenquimo, "Fishing for pirañas in the kapok harvest." https://youtu.be/uZZt-EeLc80 YouTube video. 6:36 January 20, 2019
"The Huaorani are approximately 1,800 today (they were around 600 when ﬁrst contacted in the early 1960s). Hunters, gatherers, sporadic gardeners, and now occasional oil workers, they live in 27 communities dispersed within a vast, legally titled territory located between the Rivers Napo and Curaray." Laura Rival, Ethnos, vol. 70:3, 2005"The Attachment of the Soul to the Body among the Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador ," p 22.
Catherine Peak, A Preliminary Grammar of Auca 1968.
Camilo Tademö Wamöñe and other Waorani with Catherine Peeke, Palabras y frases útiles Castellano-Huarani
Boster, James S., James Yost and Catherine Peeke, Rage, Revenge, and Religion: Honest Signaling of Aggression and Nonaggression in Waorani Coalitional Violence. Ethos Volume 31, Issue 4, December 2003, Pages 471-494
Quizlet Wao Tededo Language Exercises
Pronouns and Present tense verbs
Presente + durativo (-wo-) verbo ir
The past tense marker -tapa generally follows the person marker except in
the case of the first person where the person marker is inserted between the two syllables of the past tense marker. Example
go-ta-bo-pa I went
go-kan-tapa. He went
go-dan-tapa She went
go-ta-moni-pa. We went
go-mini-tapa. You all went
go-dani-tapa They went
The future tense is created by appending -ke-person marker-impa to the verb stem as follows.
kewen-ke-bo-impa. I will live.
kewen-ke-bi-impa. You will live.
kewen-ke-ka-impa. He will live.
kewen-ke-da-impa. She will live.
kewen-ke-moni-impa. We will live.
kewen-ke-mini-impa. You all will live.
kewen-ke-dani-impa. They will live.
Plurals- Practice with pluralizing noun suffix -koo
Question words in simple sentences
Questions with affirmative answers using present tense in 3rd pers. sing.
Questions with affirmative answers using present tense in 3rd pers. plural.
Questions and answers about family
Questions about family with "ekana inga" (who is) + possessive pronouns
DNA Research Halo group C
S. Cardoso et al., (2012).Genetic uniqueness of the Waorani tribe from the Ecuadorian Amazon. Heredity (Edinb). Jun 2012; 108(6): 609–615. Published online Jan 11, 2012. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2011.131
Katia Alvarez, Prácticas funerarias en los Waorani del Ecuador
Humberto Awa. https://youtu.be/aE4mBZMpAfw Youtube video 5:24 January 23, 2019.
https://youtu.be/cyZOacjR_vQ YouTube video 10:58
Yiro Caiga. "A human boy returns with his peccary wife and their child." YouTube video recorded by Tod Swanson. Subtitles in Spanish and Wao Tededo https://youtu.be/RyR5RT_peaY
https://youtu.be/Xr1o6XWUh-Y YouTube video. 5:19
https://youtu.be/GlxXyJM1rxE A man sees a tapir call a water woman out of a lake. After seeing the tapir have sex with the woman the man copies him and eventually takes the water woman home as a second wife. They have 3 children together. Although his first wife accepts her she begins to treat the water woman's children badly when their father is away. Eventually the water woman takes her children and returns to the lake. For a while the husband visits the lake. She comes out and they make love. But after 3 years he visits and calls and she no longer answers.