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Ticuna Language Materials

Collection number: SCL 2015-06
Primary contributors:  Amalia Horan Skilton (researcher, donor)
Additional contributors:  Ling Candido Serra (consultant), Marcelo Farías Caetano (consultant), Jaksal Guerrero Coello (consultant), Dioclesio Guerrero Gómez (consultant), Amalia Guerrero Sanpayo (consultant), Jhon Jairo Huancho Guerrero (consultant), Katia Lucero Salate Candido (consultant)
Language: Ticuna
Dates: 2015-
Historical information: Ticuna is the only known surviving member of the Ticuna-Yuri language family. It is spoken by approximately 30,000 people living in communities on and near the main course of the Amazon River in northern Peru, southern Colombia, and western Brazil. The data archived here, part of a collection under continuous development, were collected by UC Berkeley graduate student Amalia Skilton during field trips to the towns of Caballococha and Cushillococha, located in the district and province of Mariscal Ramón Castilla, Loreto, Peru. Caballococha is a multi-ethnic town of about 10,000 people in which the dominant language is Spanish. Cushillococha, located 8km overland from Caballococha, is a monoethnic Ticuna community of about 2,500 people in which the dominant language is Ticuna. All file bundles consisting of recordings contain a text README file with detailed metadata.
Scope and content: Primary materials (e.g., audio recordings), derived products (e.g., transcriptions and translations), and analyses of Ticuna
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Ticuna Language Materials, SCL 2015-06, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X29P2ZPJ