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Matis Indian Language (Mati)

Matis is a Panoan language of South America, closely related to Matses. Matis is spoken by about 100 people in western Brazil. It is an agglutinative language with SOV word order.

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Matis Language Resources

Matis Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Matis language, with comparison to words in other Panoan languages.
House of Languages: Matís:
     Information about Matis language usage.
Matis Language:
    Demographic information on Matis from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Matse-Matis Language Tree:
    Theories about Matis' language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Matis Language Structures:
    Matis linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Matís:
    Matis language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.

Matis Culture and History Links

Matis Indians: The Jaguar People:
    Article on the Matis people and their traditions.
The Matis of Brazil:
    Brief profile of the Matis tribe, with a photograph.
Indigenous Cultures: Matis:
    Simple overview of Matis culture.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Matis:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Matis tribe.
  Matis * Os Matis * Lingua Matis:
  Information about the Matis and their language in Portuguese.



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