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Andoke Indian Language (Andoque, Businka)
Andoke is an indigenous language of Colombia, spoken by around 300 people.
Andoke is a language isolate, unknown to be related to any other living language.
It is a tone language
and is agglutinating.
Their tribal name is also spelled Andoké or Andoque; they call themselves Paasiaja, the people
of the axe (also spelled Paasi-ahá, Paatsiaja, or Poosioho.) In older literature they are sometimes
known as the Businka, Cha'oie or Cho'oje.
Archive of Andoke language recordings available for download.
Andoque Linguistic Description: Andoque Glossed Text:
Scanned-in Andoque language materials from the Rosetta Project. Information in Spanish.
Demographic information on the Andoke language.
La Lengua Andoke:
Andoke language information including linguistic maps of Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Andoke Language Tree:
Theories about Andoke's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Andoque Language Structures:
Andoke linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Encyclopedia entry on the Andoke language.
Books for sale on the Andoke Indians
La langue des Andoke:
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Grammar of the Andoke language. Book in French.
Translation of the New Testament into the Andoke language.
The Amazonian Languages:
Linguistic information about the native languages of the Amazon, including Andoke.
The Indians of Central and South America:
Ethnography of the Andoke and many other Latin American indigenous communities.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles about the Andoque tribe.
Los Andoque: Pueblo Andoque:
Information about the Andoques in Spanish.
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