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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
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 Linguistics and Ethnography:
Photographs and PDF files from an ethnographer on Nanti language and culture.
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.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia article on the Nanti language.
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