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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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Amarizana Language Resources

Amarizana Vocabulary:
    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.

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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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