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Itonama Language (Itoname, Machoto)

Language: Itonama, also known as Machoto, is a South American language isolate still spoken by only a few older people in northeastern Bolivia. Although the Itonama language is no longer actively spoken in the community, it still has the status of one of Bolivia's official languages due to its cultural and historical importance.

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Itoname Language Resources

La Lengua Itonama:
    Information on the Itonama language, including a language map of Bolivia. Page in Spanish.
AILLA: Itonama:
    Archive of Itoname language recordings available for download.
    Demographic information on Itoname from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Itonama Language Tree:
    Theories about Itonama's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Itonama Language Structures:
    Linguistic profile and academic bibliography for Itonama.
House of Languages: Itonama
     Information about Itonama language usage in Spanish.

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Languages of the Amazon:
    Linguistic information about Itoname and dozens of other Amazonian languages.

Itoname Culture and History

Itonama Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Itonamas.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Itonama language:
Encyclopedia article on the Itoname Indians and their language.
Los Itonamas * Pueblos Indigenos: Itonama * Etnias de Bolivia: Itonama:
Information about the Itoname people and other tribes of Bolivia in Spanish.

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