Guarani love poem


Nde taangá espejo pé

Ha`é che ñe`ê poty iporâ beva

Nde pua`éva erã aní; oho

Pea ha`é che ipajá "Rô haijhú"!

Translated into Paraguayan by Nancy
Nde taangá espejo pé Ha`é che ñe`ê poty iporâ beva Nde pua`éva erã aní; oho Pea ha`é che ipajá Rô haijhú!

Original version
Poem the mirror

Guarani beauty

(paraguayan, avañe'ẽ) Guarani love poem, in an agglutinating language close to the tupi and spoken in the south of Brazil. Mirror and poem for an Indian tupi beauty. This Guarani (paraguayan, avañe'ẽ) can also be understood in the north of Argentina, and especially in Paraguay where Guarani has the status of official language.

Guarani language

the Guarani is the most important member of the tupian family of languages. Petunia, jaguar, cougar, toucan are all guarani words. In Guarani, Paraguay mean "place of great water".

As many languages, the Guarani is written with the Latin alphabet, it is known by 5 million speakers. One can distinguish several groups of Guaranis, but they speak the same language. The greatest number are found in Paraguay.

The oral literatures of the Guaranis have been transcribed and preserved by Jesuits. They retain a high pre-Columbian purity. They are much less known than those of the Aztecs and the Maya, and have only belatedly aroused a real interest.

The first text in guarani is that of a franciscain, who translated his catechism, in including latinisms and hispanisms. Latinisms and hispanisms, that step by step guarani will take.

Religious and ritual literatures abound, and the emphasis is on the link between man and the hereafter. According to tradition, the gods, on their departure, have left on the earth a code composed of moral harangues and proverbs intended to govern the daily life of the Guaranis. A vast religious poem, a sort of genesis song, was perpetuated among the Pai-Kaiovas. The Ava-Guaranis, for their part, have developed a poetic genre, often esoteric.

Sister languages
Suruí - Tupi - Nheengatu
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Poem translated into guarani (461 languages)