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Andoa Language (Shimigae, Gae)

Andoa was a Zaparoan language once spoken along the border between Peru and Ecuador. The last speakers died in the 1990's; however, some Andoa elders still remember something of the language. Andoa was an agglutinative language with many suffixes and predominantly SOV word order.

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Our Online Andoa Materials

Andoa Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Andoa language, with comparison to words in other Zaparoan languages.
Andoa Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Andoa words.
Andoa Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Andoa language.

Andoa Language Resources

Andoa Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Andoa language.
La Lengua Arabela-Andoa:
    Information on Andoa and Arabela including linguistic maps of South America and Peru. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Andoa
     Information about Andoa language usage.
Andoa Language:
    Demographic information on Andoa from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Andoa:
    Encyclopedia article on the Andoa language.
Andoa Language Tree:
    Theories about Andoa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Andoa Culture and History Links

Sumak Allpa:
    Homepage of an indigenous Ecuadorian organization that has been working on behalf of the Andoa tribe.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Los andoa * Idioma andoa-shimigae:
  Information about the Andoas and their language in Spanish.
  Andoa Tribe:
  Andoa Indian books.

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