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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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Yabaana Language Resources

Yabaana Vocabulary:
    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.
Yabaana Language:
    Demographic information on Yabaana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Yabaána Language Tree:
    Theories about Yabaana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

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Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Yabaana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
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