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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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Mapidian Language Resources

Mapidian Vocabulary:
    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.
Ethnologue: Mapidian:
    Demographic information on the Mapidian language.
Wapishana/Mapidian Language Tree:
    Theories about Mapidian's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Books For Sale On The Mapidians

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

  Idioma Mapidian:
  Information about the Mapidians in Spanish.



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