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Paez Indian Language (Nasa Yuwe)
Paez is a language of South America, spoken by about 60,000 people in Colombia.
Though the Paez language was believed in the past to be linked to the
and/or Chibchan language
families, today it is thought to be a language isolate, not known to be related to any other living
language. (Two extinct languages, Panzaleo/Quito and Alauxi, may have been related, but
both are too little-attested to be sure of this.) Paez is a polysynthetic language and uses
SOV word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Paez language.
Diccionario Nasa Yuwe:
Online Spanish-Paez glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Overview of the Paez language including a phonological inventory and grammatical information. Page in Spanish.
Human Rights: Paez:
Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into Paez.
Paez translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Brief Paez language information in Spanish.
House of Languages: Páez:
Information about Paez language usage.
Demographic information on the Paez language.
Wikipedia article on the Paez language.
Paez Language Tree:
Theories about Paez' language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Páez Language Structures:
Paez linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Article on the history and traditions of the Paez tribe.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Paez Indians.
Nasa Kiwe: La cultura Páez Los Páez Los indios paez Los nasa o la gente paez:
Information about the Paez tribe in Spanish.
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