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Palikur Indian Language
Palikur is an Arawakan language of South America.
Palikur is spoken by 1200 people in Brazil and French Guiana.
It is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SVO word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Palikur language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Palikur and the Typology of Classifiers:
Linguistics paper on the Palikur language. PDF format.
Palikur language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Palikur:
Information about Palikur language usage.
Demographic information on Palikur from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Palikur Language Tree:
Theories about Palikur's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Palikur Language Structures:
Palikur linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Historical and cultural information on the Palikur tribe. Includes photographs.
Articles on the history, culture, religion and lifestyle of the Palikur Indians.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Palikur tribe.
Povo Palikur Os Palicures:
Information about the Palikures in Potuguese.
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