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Atsahuaca Indian Language

Language: Atsahuaca is an extinct Panoan language of South America, once spoken in Peru. A neighboring language, Yamiaca, may have been an Atsahuaca dialect. Atsahuaca was an agglutinating language with SOV word order.

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Names: Atsahuaca is the tribe's own name for themselves, coming from words meaning "children of the manioc" in their language. (Manioc, also known as cassava, is an important food crop in the Panoan tribes.) A neighboring tribe, known as the Yamiaca, were probably speakers of an Atsahuaca dialect. Alternate spellings of these names have included Atsawaka , Atsawaca, Astahuaca, Yamiaca, Yamiaka, Atsawaka-Yamiaka, and Atsahuaca-Yamiaca.

Our Online Atsahuaca Materials

Atsahuaca Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Atsahuaca language, with comparison to words in other Panoan languages.
Atsahuaca Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Atsahuaca words.
Atsahuaca Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Atsahuaca language.

Books For Sale About the Atsahuacas

The Amazonian Languages:
    In-depth linguistics book about Atsahuaca and dozens of other Amazonian Indian languages.

Atsahuaca Language Resources

Atsahuaca Language Tree:
    Theories about Atsahuaca's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ethnologue: Atsahuaca:
    Demographic information on the Atsahuaca language.
Wikipedia: Atsahuaca:
    Encyclopedia article about the Atsahuaca language.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  La Lengua Atsawaka-Yamiaca * Lenguas Pano:
  Spanish-language information on Atsawaka and the Panoan languages.



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