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Mataco Indian Language (Wichi)
Mataco is a Matacoan language of South America.
Mataco is spoken by 40,000 people in Argentina and Bolivia. It has SVO word order.
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Indigenous People of Argentina and Chile: Bolivian Language Map:
Maps showing where in South America the Wichi languages are spoken.
Tribes of the Gran Chaco:
Historical map of the Chaco Plain showing the original location of the Mataco tribe at the time of first contact.
Language Museum: Mataco Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz: Mataco Prayers:
Translations of Bible passages into Mataco.
La Lengua Matako:
Mataco language information including a linguistic map of Bolivia. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Wichí:
Information about Wichi language usage.
Human Rights: Weenhayek:
Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into Weenhayek.
Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay Wichí Lhamtés Nocten Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz:
Demographic information about the Mataco languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Güisnay Language Tree Nocten Language Tree Vejos Language Tree:
Theories about Mataco's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wichí Language Structures:
Wichi/Mataco linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Wichí Fight for Survival in Argentina Survival International: The Wichi:
Articles about the problems faced by the Wichi people since colonization.
Tattooing in the Gran Chaco of South America:
History of tattoo art among the Matacos and other Chacoan tribes. With pictures.
Indigenous Rights: The Wichi/Mataco:
Article on the history and political situation of the Wichi tribe.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Wichi Indians.
Pueblo Wichi Los Wichi Pueblo Weenhayek:
Information about the Wichi tribe in Spanish.
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