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Chitonahua Indian Language (Chitonawa)

Chitonahua is a Panoan language of South America. Some linguists consider it a dialect of Yaminawa. Chitonahua is still spoken by only a few dozen people in eastern Peru. It is an agglutinative language with SOV word order.

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Our Online Chitonahua Materials

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

Chitonahua Language Resources

Lenguas Pano:
    Spanish-language information on Chitonahua and the Panoan languages.
Chitonahua Language:
    Demographic information on Chitonahua and Yaminahua from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Chitonahua Language Tree:
    Theories about Chitonahua's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Chitonahua Culture and History Links

Jungle logging threatens tribes in Peru's Amazon:
    Article about logging encroachment onto Chitonawa land.
Rainforest Tribes of Peru:
    Cultural information about Peruvian tribes including the Yaminahua and Chitonahua.



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