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Xavante Indian Language (Chavante, Shavante, Akwen)
Xavante is a Ge language of South America.
Xavante is spoken by 10,000 people in Brazil. Word order is OSV.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Xavante language, with comparison to words in other Macro-Ge languages.
Shavante (A'uwẽ Mreme):
Phonology and writing system of Xavante.
Lord's Prayer in Xavante Language Museum: Xavánte:
Translations of Christian prayers into the Xavante language.
La Lengua Shavante:
Xavante language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Akwe-Xavante
Information about Xavante language usage.
Demographic information on Xavante from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Xavante Language Tree:
Theories about Xavante's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Xavánte Language Structures:
Xavante linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Shavante People:
Article on Xavante history and traditions.
Brief ethnography of the Xavante Indians.
Xavante Os Xavantes Shavante:
Information on the Xavantes in Portuguese and Spanish.
Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians:
History of the Xavante Indians during the 20th century.
Native American Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Lengua Shavante Los Xavante:
Information about the Xavante language and people in Spanish.
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