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Other South American Indian Languages



Small South American Language Families

Small groupings of only a few related languages that have not been shown to be related to any of the larger South American language families include:

  • Cahuapanan Languages
  • Chocoan Languages
  • Chon Languages
  • Guahiboan Languages
  • Harakmbet Languages
  • Jivaroan Languages
  • Lule-Vilela Languages
  • Witotoan Languages
  • Yaguan Languages
  • Zaparoan Languages
  • South American Language Isolates

    Not all Native American languages have been classified into a language family. Some may be language isolates (unrelated to any other language), others may be unclassifiable due to lack of data or insufficient attention from linguists. Native South American languages whose relationship to other Amerindian languages is still uncertain include:

  • Aikana (Tubarão)
  • Andoque
  • Camsa
  • Candoshi
  • Canichana
  • Cayubaba
  • Irantxe
  • Itonama
  • Kariri
  • Mura-Pirah
  • Paez
  • Pankararu
  • Pijao
  • Puelche
  • Puinave
  • Ticuna
  • Trumai
  • Tsimane
  • Tuxa
  • Waorani
  • Warao
  • Yamana
  • Yuracare
  • Yurumangui



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