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Mapidian Indian Language
Mapidian is an endangered Arawakan language of South America, spoken by only a few dozen
elders in Brazil and Guyana.
Mapidian is closely related to the better-known Wapishana language,
and is considered by some to be a dialect of that language.
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Our list of vocabulary words in the Mapidian language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
La Lengua MaopidyŠn:
Wapixana/Mapidian language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Mawayana:
Information about Mawayana language usage.
House of Languages: Mawayana/Mapidian:
Information about Mapidian language usage.
Demographic information on the Mapidian language.
Wapishana/Mapidian Language Tree:
Theories about Mapidian's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
The Central Arawaks:
Ethnology of the Arawak, Mapidian, and other tribes of Guyana and Brazil.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
Anthropology book on the Mapidian and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Information about the Mapidians in Spanish.
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