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Amarizana Indian Language (Marizana)
Amarizana is an extinct Arawakan language of South America, once spoken in
Colombia. It is closely related to the better-known Piapoco language.
Although there are few records of it remaining, Amarizana seems to have been a
polysynthetic language with predominantly
SVO word order
like its relatives Piapoco and Achagua.
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Our list of vocabulary words in the Amarizana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Amarizana language information. Page in Spanish.
Amarizana Language Tree:
Theories about Amarizana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
Anthropology book on the Amarizana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native American people in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Maipurean Languages:
Encyclopedia article on the Maipurean language family, including Amarizana.
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