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Mastanahua Indian Language (Mastanawa)

Mastanahua is a Panoan language of South America. Some linguists consider it a dialect of Yaminawa or Sharanawa. Mastanahua is spoken by around a hundred people in eastern Peru. It is an agglutinative language with SOV word order.

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Our Online Mastanahua Materials

Mastanahua Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Mastanahua language, with comparison to words in other Panoan languages.
Mastanawa Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Mastanawa words.
Mastanahua Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Mastanawa language.

Mastanahua Language Resources

La Lengua Mastanahua:
    Information on Sharanawa and Mastanahua including linguistic maps of Peru and South America. Page in Spanish.
Mastanahua Language:
    Demographic information on Mastanahua and Yaminahua from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Sharanawa-Mastanahua Language Tree:
    Theories about Mastanahua's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Mastanahua Culture and History Links

Last Indians of the Amazon:
    Article on the Mastanahua and Murunahua tribes of Peru and their struggles to survive in the modern day.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Lenguas Pano:
  Information about the Mastanahua and the Panoan languages in Spanish.



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