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Yabaana Indian Language (Jabaana)
Yabaana is an extinct Arawakan language of South America, once spoken in Brazil.
It is closely related to the still-living Xiriana language.
Though it is often referred to as "Yabarana" in the literature, it is unrelated to the Venezuelan language
Yabarana, which is a Cariban language.
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Our list of vocabulary words in the Yabaana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
La Lengua Yabaána:
Manao and Yabaana language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
Demographic information on Yabaana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Yabaána Language Tree:
Theories about Yabaana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Books For Sale On The Yabaanas
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
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Anthropology book on the Yabaana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
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