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Gayon Language (Gayones)

Language: Gayon was a Jirajaran language once spoken in Venezuela. It had SVO word order. The Gayon language has not been spoken since the early 1900's.

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Our Gayon Language Materials

Gayon Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Gayon language, with comparison to words in other Jirajaran languages.
Gayon Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animals in the Gayon language.
Gayon Food:
    Worksheet with pictures of food words in the Gayon language.

Gayon Language Resources

Lengua Gayón
    Brief information on the Gayon language. Page in Spanish.
Gayón Language Tree:
    Theories about Gayon's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Gayon Language Structures:
    Gayon linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Gayon Culture and History Links

Gayon Tribe
    Information about the culture and history of the Gayon people.
Tattooing in the Gran Chaco of South America:
    History of tattoo art among the Gayones and other Chacoan tribes. With pictures.

Books for sale on the Gayons

An Account of the Gayones, an Equestrian people of Paraguay:
    Ethnography of the Gayon tribe by a 19th-century missionary who lived with them.
Native Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Jirajaran:
  Encyclopedia articles about Gayon and other Jirajaran languages.
  Los Indios Gayones:
  Information about the Gayones in Spanish.



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