Tupi love poem
Nde rangaba aruguá pupé ...
Xe nheengara porangeté!
“Oroausuba!” Xakypueri a’ang’aé
Nde ra'angaba arugûá pupesûara
Xe nhe'engaporangeté amõ a'é sosé
Korite''ĩte i kanhémi
"Oroaûsubeté" xe 'îaba takypûerixûara a'e!
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Tupi langue & people
Love poem in tupi (Tupian), an amerindian language of South America. Poetry for the last Indian woman of brazil, hidden in the Amazonian forest.
Tupi is actually a collection of many languages, which are divided into several families.
These languages would all have Proto-Tupi as their mother tongue, and the variations between them can be explained by contacts with other languages, indigenous or not. Some researchers place the original cradle of Tupi in the Madeira-Guaporé region.
The tupi language has given us a lot of words, especially plants and animals.
It is among other, in Brazil that covers half of South America, that we find the Tupi ethnic groups who originally were in the Amazon rainforest.
There are more than 70 Tupis languages in this country. It remain only a few tribes of Tupis, the others having been assimilated during the colonization of the country.
This language is also spoken in Paraguay. The region of the Amazonian Tupis is distinguished from that of the Tupinambas and the Tupis-Guaranis of the Brazilian coast.
The various groups are known in particular for the state of tension and the intertribal wars that governed their social practices and influenced their religious rites.