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Nanti Indian Language

Nanti is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by about 250 people in Peru. Nanti is closely related to Ashaninka and Machiguenga, and some people consider it to be a dialect of one of those two languages. Nanti is polysynthetic and has VSO word order.

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Nanti Language Resources

Nanti Language:
     Demographic information on Nanti from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Nanti Language Tree:
    Theories about Nanti's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
La Lengua Nanti:
    Nanti language information. Page in Spanish.

Nanti Culture and History Links

Nanti Linguistics and Ethnography:
    Photographs and PDF files from an ethnographer on Nanti language and culture.

Books For Sale On The Nantis

Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Nanti and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Languages of the Amazon
     In-depth book about Nanti and dozens of other Amazonian Indian languages.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Nanti:
Encyclopedia article on the Nanti language.



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