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Xavante Indian Language (Chavante, Shavante, Akwen)
Xavante is a Ge language of South America, 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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