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Treinta Mamíferos del Territorio Waodani — Región Amazónica del Ecuador
Wordlist of Mammals in Waodani Territory – Amazon Region of Ecuador, South America

A partial example from mammal terms compiled by Patricia Kelley, James Yost, Catherine Peeke, and a team of Waodani. To appear along with other information such as their verified scientific names in the forth-coming Trilingual Waodani-Spanish-English Dictionary. (Please do not reproduce this present word list for commercial use.)

Any vowel marked with a dierisis indicates that it is nasalized. In the “phonemic rendition”column, consonants following nasal vowels should be pronounced as their nasal allophones.

Illustrations are from International Illustrations CD.

  Wao Tededö
/phonemic rendition/
Wao Tededö
[practical orthography
Español
(o Quichua)
English Illustration
1. äbö ämö sajino collared peccary collared peccary
2. odǽ odǽ huangana white lipped peccary white lipped peccary
3. cowäye cowäñe venado brocket deer brocket deer
4. titæ titæ danta tapir  
5. töquii tönquii murcielago bat bat
6. bëyedëbo mënedëbo tigrillo ocelot ocelot
7. ocǽbǽ ocǽbǽ armadillo armadillo armadillo
8. bëye mëñe tigre jaguar jaguar
9. ocata ocata sicu puma (Quichua) tayra tayra
10. öpodǽ öpodǽ nutria river otter river otter
11. guiiyicoo guiiyicoo perezozo sloth sloth
12. äböca ämöca mono nocturno night monkey  
13. pätotoba päntotoba mapache/tejó raccoon raccoon
14. dayäbo dayämo puerco espinoso porcupine porcupine
15. ööque öönque oso hormiguero anteater anteater
16. toque toque conejo rabbit rabbit
17. täye täñe raposa mouse opossum mouse opossum
18. wegöwæ wegöwæ ratón jungle rat jungle rat
19. boguï boguï capuchin capuchin monkey  
20. deye deye maquisapa  (Quichua) spider monkey spider monkey
21. iwä iwä mono aullador howler monkey howler monkey
22. yatöbo yatöbo

chichicu   (Quichua)

pygmy marmoset pygmy marmoset
23. yæquidæ yæquidæ barisa (Quichua) squirrel monkey squirrel monkey
24. gatä gatä chorongo wooly monkey  
25. dǽdæ dǽdæ ardilla squirrel squirrel
26. babæ guinta babæ guiïta sacha alcu (Quichua) grison grison
27. pǽdæ pǽnæ guatusa agouti agouti
28. pädödǽ pänönǽ guanta paca paca
29. gäbögä gämöngä tutu cushillu (Quichua) Kinkajou  
30. totä totä capihuara capybara capybara