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Chichimeca Indian Language (Chichimec, Chichimeco, Jonaz)

Chichimeca is an Oto-Manguean language. Chichimeca is spoken by a few hundred indigenous people in rural Mexico. It is a tone language and has primarily VSO word order.

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Chichimeca Language Resources

Map of Meso-American Tribes
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where Jonaz is spoken.
The Confusing Name Chichimeca
    Explanation of the origin of the name "Chichimec," with a language map of Mexico.
Ethnologue of Languages: Chichimeca-Jonaz
     Demographic information about the Chichimec language.
Wikipedia: Chichimeca Jonaz:
    Brief encyclopedia article on the Chichimec language.
Chichimeko Language Tree:
    Theories about Chichimec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Chichimeca-Jonaz Language Structures:
    Chichimec linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Chichimeco: * Idioma Jonaz:
    Information on the Chichimeca language in Spanish.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Chichimeca-Jonaz:
Bibliography of Chichimec language resources.
   Wikipedia: Chichimeca * Britannica: Chichimec People:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Chichimecs.
   Pueblo Chichimeca: * Los Chichimecas: * Cultura Chichimeca: * Los Chichimeca:
    Information about the Chichamec tribe in Spanish.

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