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Paresi Indian Language (Parecis, Peresi)
Paresi is an Arawakan language of South America.
Paresi is spoken by 1200 people in Brazil.
It is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SOV word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Paresi language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Paresi dictionary available online. PDF format.
Paresi language information including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Parecís:
Information about Parecís language usage.
Demographic information on Paresi from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Paresí Language Tree:
Theories about Paresi's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Parecis Language Structures:
Parecis linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Articles on the history, culture, religion and lifestyle of the Paresi Indians.
The Pareci of Brazil:
Fact sheet about the Pareci tribe.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Paresi–Waura languages:
Encyclopedia articles on the Pareci–Xingu languages.
Povo Paresí Os Parecis:
Information about the Parecis in Portuguese.
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