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Tsimane Indian Language (Chimane)

Tsimane is a language isolate of South America, not known to be related to any other living language. It is spoken by around 5000 people in Bolivia. One Tsimane dialect, called Moseten, is different enough that some linguists consider it a separate language. Tsimane has primarily SVO word order.

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˜Tsimane Language Resources

Lord's Prayer in Moseteno * Tsimane Hail Mary:
    Translations of Christian prayers into Moseten/Chimane.
Moseten-Chon Languages:
    Wikipedia article about the proposed relationship between Chimane and the Chon languages.
House of Languages: Chimane:
    Information about Chimane language usage.
     Demographic information about Tsimane from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Mosetén Language Tree:
    Theories about Tsimane's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Moseten Language Structures:
    Moseten linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Mosetén:
    Overview of the Mosetén and Tsimane languages in Spanish, including language maps of Bolivia.

Links, References, and Additional Information

    Encyclopedia articles about the Tsimanes.
    Los Tsimane * Pueblo Tsimane:
    Information about the Tsimane tribe in Spanish.

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