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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 Barbacoan 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.

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Paez Language Resources

Paez Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Paez language.
Northern Colombia Language Map:
    Map showing where in South America the Paez language is spoken.
Diccionario Nasa Yuwe:
    Online Spanish-Paez glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Idioma Paez:
    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 Prayers:
    Paez translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Lengua Paes:
    Brief Paez language information in Spanish.
House of Languages: Páez:
    Information about Paez language usage.
Ethnologue: Paez:
    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.
The Bible in Paez:
    Translation of the New Testament into the Paez language.

Paez Culture and History

Páez Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Paez tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Paez people:
  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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