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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.
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.
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.
The Bible in Paez:
Translation of the New Testament into the Paez language.
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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