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Cawishana Indian Language

Cawishana is an extinct Arawakan language of South America.
Cawishana was once spoken in Brazil.

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Cawishana Language Resources

Cawishana Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Cawishana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Cawishana Language Tree:
    Theories about Kawishana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lenguas del Río Negro:
    Information on the Jumana, Pasé, and Kaiwishana languages including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.

Books For Sale On The Cawishanas

Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Cawishana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Maipurean Languages:
Encyclopedia article on the Maipurean language family, including Cawishana.



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