Warao oral literature
Caracas: Editorial Sucre, 1964. 199 p.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Literary texts (539);
This collection of Warao folk tales (De-Nobo) was gathered in a period
of five weeks in 1954; the main informant was the chief-priest of the Winikina
Warao who inhabit the central part of the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela. Each
story is presented in the Warao language (transcribed phonemically) and followed
by the English translation of Dr. Henry Osborn. The tales are divided into
sections dealing with various subjects such as: Tales of Origin, Tales of Men
and Women, Tales of Animals, Tales of Enemies, etc. Various versions of the
same tale are often given.
Document ID: ss18-005
English and Warao (Macro-Chibchan)
Includes bibliographical references (p.
A. Vinogradov ; 1965
Orinoco Delta, Venezuela