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Maipure Indian Language (Maypure)

Maipure is an extinct Arawakan language of South America. It is closely related to the still-living Baniva language. Maipure was once spoken in Colombia. It was a polysynthetic language with predominantly SVO word order.

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Maipure Language Resources

Maipure Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Maipure language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Maipure Language Tree:
    Theories about Maipure's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Books for sale on the Maipures

Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Maipure and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Maipure:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Maipure language.
  Lengua Maipure:
  Information about the Maipure language in Spanish.



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