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Kamsa Indian Language
Kamsa is a language of South America.
Though some linguists have tried to associate it with the Chibchan
language family, Kamsa is generally thought to be a language isolate, unrelated to any other known language.
Kamsa is a polysynthetic language with a complex morphology. It is spoken by about 4000 people in southwest Colombia.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kamsa language.
Overview of the Camsa language including a phonological inventory. Page in Spanish.
Brief Kamsa language information in Spanish.
Kamsa translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Camsá
Information about Camsá language usage.
Demographic information on the Kamsa language.
Camsá Language Tree:
Theories about Camsa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Camsá Language Structures:
Camsa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Sibundoy Valley of Colombia:
Article on the culture of the Inga and Kamsa tribes of Sibundoy.
Text of a Kamsa legend.
Books for sale on the Kamsas
So Wise Were Our Elders: Mythic Narratives from the Kamsa:
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Collection of Kamsa mythology and traditional stories.
Sayings of the Ancestors: The Spiritual Life of the Sibundoy Indians:
Anthropology book about Sibundoy/Kamsa religion and tribal customs.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Camsá language.
Los Kamentsa Camsá Los inga y los kamsa:
Information about the Kamsa tribe in Spanish.
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