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Terena Indian Language
Terena is an Arawakan language of South America,
spoken by 15,000 people in Brazil. Like other Southern Arawakan languages, Terena is polysynthetic, agglutinative, and
uses verb-initial sentence structure (usually VOS).
Our list of vocabulary words in the Terena language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Language Museum: Terêna:
Translation of a Bible passage into Terena.
House of Languages: Terena:
Information about Terena language usage.
Demographic information on Terena from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Brief Wikipedia article on this Brazilian language.
Terena Language Tree:
Theories about Terena's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Terêna Language Structures:
Terena linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
La Lengua Terena:
Information on Terena including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
The Terena of Brazil:
Online ethnography of the Terena Indians.
Article on the history and traditions of the Terena tribe.
The Terena and Caduveo of Southern Mato Grosso, Brazil:
Anthropology book on the Terena and Caduveo tribes.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Os Terena Os Índios Terena e a Guerra contra o Paraguai:
Information about the Terenas in Portuguese.
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