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