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Hixkaryana Indian Language
Hixkaryana is a Carib language of South America,
spoken by a few hundred people in Brazil. Hixkaryana is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology.
Along with a few other Cariban languages, like
Apalai and Patamona,
Hixkaryana is notable for using OVS word order (just the opposite of English), which is the rarest typology to
be found in the world's languages.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Hixkaryana language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Overview of the Hixkaryana language including a pronunciation guide.
Metathesis in Hixkaryana:
Linguistic information on Hixkaryana syntax.
The Bible in Hixkaryána:
Biblical passages in the Hixkaryana language.
House of Languages: Hixkariana:
Information about Hixkaryana language usage.
Demographic information on Hixkaryana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Hixkaryana Language Tree:
Theories about Hixkaryana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Hixkaryana Language Structures:
Hixkaryana linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
From endangered to less endangered: case histories:
Linguistics article about the revitalization of Hixkaryana and other Brazilian languages.
The Hixkaryana Tribe:
Online ethnography of the Hixkaryanas of Brazil.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Tribes of Northeastern Brazil:
Map showing where the Hixkaryana people live in Brazil.
Wikipedia article about the Hixkaryana language.
Apalaí e Hixkaryána:
Information about the Hixkaryanas in Portuguese.
Information about the Hixkarianas in Spanish.
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