anaconda

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
anaconda, boa, boa acuática grande
Meaning Portuguese
sucuri

Languages

Language Linnean Name Orthographic Form Phonemicized Form Gloss as in Source Etymology Code Proto-Form Proto-Language Loan Source Etymology Notes Wanderwort Status Etyma Set Range of Term Word Structure Word Structure Notes Classifier Classifier Notes Hypernym Source Association with Social Categories Ritual/Mythologically Significant Ritual Notes Food Source Food Notes Medicinal Medicinal Notes How Collected Who Collects How Prepared Psychotropic Psychotropic Notes Traded Trade Notes Distribution Habitat Dangerous Ethnobiology Notes Species Notes General Notes Created By
Akawaio genus Eunectes aura aʊra unknown Akawaio, Pemon shared Pemon See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Melody Ann Ross, Lauren Franklin
Baniwa genus Eunectes omáwali omáwaɺi inheritance Central North Arawak, Rio Negro branch uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence
Carijona genus Eunectes ikoi-mǝ (snake-Augm) 'boa constrictor', 'anaconda' (M2000) inheritance snake-big' See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Melody Ann Ross, Zach Burnett, PLE
Cubeo genus Eunectes ã'ĩ-kɨ ã'ĩ-kɨ unique uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Amanda Meeks
Dâw genus Eunectes wên wen  unique underived See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Desano genus Eunectes pĩru pĩru, pĩ'rṹ inheritance East Tukanoan Most ET languages have same root for boa and anaconda uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Amanda Meeks
Eñepa genus Eunectes wi; uñemakërën (MM) wi; uɲemakǝrǝn (MM) inheritance Northern Carib? (attested Mapoyo, Makushi, Eñepa) Also uɲemakërën See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Melody Ann Ross
Guayabero genus Eunectes hombói hombói loan (into protolanguage?) Arawak, cf. Piapoco umawali same term - anaconda and boa compound See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B., Rebecca Khorram, Aimee Lawrence, Amanda Meeks
Hup genus Eunectes deh-hũt-cǝ́g deh-hũt-cǝ́g calque East Tukanoan 'water tobacco piece' compound water-tobacco-piece See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Pattie Epps
Kakua genus Eunectes ~bǎj' ~bǎjʔ unique derived from 'snake'? derived See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Katherine Bolaños
Makushi genus Eunectes wɨi (SM) wɨi (SM) inheritance Northern Carib? (attested Mapoyo, Makushi, Eñepa) See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Melody Ann Ross
Nheengatu genus Eunectes çukuriyu, mbuyawaçu (possibly fictitious animal) sukuɾiju, mbujawasu (possibly fictitious animal) inheritance Proto-Tupi-Guarani Reconstructed PTG Mello 2000. Also: mbuyawaçu (possibly fictitious animal) underived See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes John Blaha, Lauren Franklin
Ninam genus Eunectes komkarak, ~okarimthok, $iwhirokamak (gom) komkaɾak, õkaɾimtʰok, ʃiwhiɾokamak (gom) unique uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Kelsey Neely
Nukak genus Eunectes mɨh4 buu2 li4 unique morphologically complex, in Kakua would mean (river-loc-obj) see also yuhup: m'æh pog ['big water snake'] compound See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes
Maihiki genus Eunectes jai aña aguɨ (aguɨ marks male gender) xai aɲa agɨ unique uncoded agɨ agɨ = masculine animate See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Daniel Valle
Pemon genus Eunectes aura (E1980) aʊra (E1980) unknown Akawaio, Pemon Shared Akawaio See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Melody Ann Ross, Karina Baeza
Sikuani genus Eunectes jomowabi homowáːbi loan (into protolanguage?) Arawak, cf. Piapoco umawali maybe loan into Baniwa omáwali uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Amanda Meeks
Tukano genus Eunectes diâ-u'tî'karo ['water-ceremonial.cigar'] pĩ́rṍ (H&R), diâ-u'tî'karo ['water-ceremonial.cigar'] unique Calqued into Hup? Also pĩ́rṍ (H&R) phrase 'water-ceremonial.cigar' See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula, Amanda Novak, Aimee Lawrence
Kotiria genus Eunectes pinono dia macariro (Waltz) pinono dia makaɾiɾo (Waltz), pĩ'dõ-dõ (H&R) inheritance East Tukanoan Most ET languages have same root for boa and anaconda phrase river boa' See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Amanda Meeks
Wapishana genus Eunectes pakubaʔi pakubaʔi unknown See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B.
Yanomami genus Eunectes wãkõya wãkõja unique underived See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Kelsey Neely
Yukuna genus Eunectes piyuté pijuté unique uncoded See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B., Aimee L., PLE
Yuhup genus Eunectes m'æh pog ['big water snake'] m'æh pog unique big water snake' phrase See Language page 2 0 0 0 0 Widespread Amazonia yes Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Achagua genus Eunectes káawai (lit. 'having a belly') káawai (lit. 'having a belly') unique See Language page Widespread Amazonia Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Piapoco genus Eunectes màanu (umàwali ‘boa-man monster’) (H&R) màanu (umàwali ‘boa-man monster’) (H&R) See Language page Widespread Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Warekena genus Eunectes umeni umeni See Language page Widespread Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Paresi genus Eunectes menetse menetse unknown See Language page Widespread Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Bora genus Eunectes ííkwakhyo, póóaá ííkwakhjo, póóaá doubtful loan Carijona ikoi-mǝ (snake-Augm) See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Muinane genus Eunectes búúa, ígáíβatɨ búúa, ígáíβatɨ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Wayana genus Eunectes ëkëjuimë ǝkǝjuimǝ inheritance snake-big' See Language page Widespread Amazonia PLE
Mapoyo genus Eunectes wiyu wiyu See Language page Widespread Amazonia Melody Ann Ross
Wai Wai genus Eunectes okoymo (SM) okoymo (SM) inheritance snake-big' See Language page Widespread Amazonia Melody Ann Ross
Cofán genus Eunectes canjansi (same as boa) kãhansi See Language page Widespread Amazonia phonemic transcriptions are ESTIMATIONS Daniel Valle, Aimee Lawrence
Candoshi-Shapra genus Eunectes isáriyá isáɾijá unique See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Tikuna genus Eunectes djói (Alv44) dʒói See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle, Zach Burnett, PLE
Urarina genus Eunectes edara kwamaa 'water people-hammock'; akaʉi ɲo edara kwamaa 'water people-hammock'; akaʉi ɲo See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle, PLE
Camsa genus Eunectes amarón [Quechua loan] amarón See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Andoke genus Eunectes hʌ'pʌ hʌʔpʌ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Kelsey Neely, PLE
Ashuar genus Eunectes pangkí, shukíim, puráu, yacumama paŋki, ʃuki:m, purau, jakumama See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Huambisa genus Eunectes wichi pagki (wichi=submerged piece of wood; pagki=snake witʃi paŋgki See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Aguaruna genus Eunectes págki pángki See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Matses genus Eunectes dayumënquid dajumɨnkid See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Yagua genus Eunectes jacodiy xakodij See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Southern Pastaza Quechua genus Eunectes yacumama jakumama See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Napo Lowland Quichua genus Eunectes amarun amaɾun See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Piaroa genus Eunectes da'Eh daʔæh See Language page Widespread Amazonia Paulina Franco, Becky Walker
Sáliva genus Eunectes dopa dopa See Language page Widespread Amazonia Becky Walker
Barasano genus Eunectes hĩdõ hĩdõ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Carapana genus Eunectes pĩno pĩnɔ̃, 'pĩdõ (H&R), boa (FS); güío (FS) See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Makuna genus Eunectes jĩno xĩno, hĩdõ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Yuruti genus Eunectes ˈpĩdõ ˈpĩdõ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Waikhana genus Eunectes pĩ'dõ-dõ pĩ'dõ-dõ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Siriano genus Eunectes pĩ'rṹ pĩ'rṹ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Tanimuca genus Eunectes ã'jã-pakia-'ka ã'jã-pakia-'ka See Language page Widespread Amazonia Kelsey Neely, Aimee Lawrence
Tatuyo genus Eunectes ˈpĩ'dõ ˈpĩ'dõ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Emily Buell, Paulina Franco
Tuyuka genus Eunectes pĩ'dṍ pĩ'dṍ See Language page Widespread Amazonia D. Jagannathan, Paulina Franco, Ana Paula B.
Waimaja genus Eunectes ᵽĩ́nṍ ɸĩ́nṍ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Kelsey Neely
Koreguaje genus Eunectes ãkue aña ãkhue aɲa, 'okʰo 'aɲa See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle
Siona genus Eunectes uncucui unkukui See Language page Widespread Amazonia Daniel Valle, Aimee Lawrence
Wayampi genus Eunectes mɔyu (G89) mɔju (G89) See Language page Widespread Amazonia PLE
Kamayurá genus Eunectes mojũ mojũ See Language page Widespread Amazonia Rebekah L. Evans
Ocaina genus Eunectes toxóóʔyo toxóóʔjo See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Nɨpode Witoto genus Eunectes nú.io nú.io See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz
Minica Witoto genus Eunectes nú.io nú.io See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz
Murui Witoto genus Eunectes nu.i.o nu.i.o See Language page Widespread Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Iquito genus Eunectes iyácuni (Eunectes murinus murinus) ijácuni (Eunectes murinus murinus) See Language page Widespread Amazonia Cjnthia Hansen
Wari genus Eunectes ʔemʔ-tak (snake-swallower) (Sousa2009) ʔemʔ-tak (snake-swallower) (Sousa2009) See Language page Widespread Amazonia PLE
Cavineña genus Eunectes mapisi (C&L89) mapisi See Language page Widespread Amazonia Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Central Aymara genus Eunectes churisk'i (P04) tʃurisik'i See Language page Widespread Amazonia PLE
Kwazá genus Eunectes deda deda See Language page Widespread Amazonia Joyce McCormick
Movima genus Eunectes yanahue (J62) janaxue See Language page Widespread Amazonia Anissa Capuccino, Becky Walker
Djeoromitxi genus Eunectes mẽpfuru mẽɸuru See Language page Widespread Amazonia PLE