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Purepecha Indian Language (Tarascan)

Purepecha (also known as Tarascan) is a language isolate of Mexico, not known to be related to any other living language. It is spoken by more than 100,000 people in the central Mexican state of Michoacán (which comes from the Aztec word for the Purepechas.) It is an agglutinative language which has primarily SVO word order.

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Purepecha Language Resources

AILLA: Purepecha:
    Archive of Purepecha language recordings available for download.
UDHR: Purhépecha Language:
     The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into Purepecha.
Lord's Prayer in Purepecha:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Purepecha language.
P'urhépecha Language:
    Wikipedia article about the Purepecha language.
Western Highland Purepecha * Tarascan/Purepecha:
     Demographic information about Purepecha from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Tarasco Language Tree * Purepecha Language Tree:
    Theories about Purepecha's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tarascan Placenames:
     Chart of placenames in the Purepecha language.
Purépecha Language Structures:
    Purepecha linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Purépecha:
    Overview of the Purepecha language in Spanish, including grammatical information and a language map of Mexico.

Purepecha Culture and History Links
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The Eagle and the Rainbow: Timeless Tales from Mexico:
    Children's book illustrating several Tarascan and other Mexican Indian folktales.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Purepecha:
Bibliography of Purepecha language resources.
  Encyclopedia articles about the Purepechas.
  Los Purepecha * Pueblo Purepecha:
  Information about the Purepecha tribe in Spanish.

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