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Andoke Indian Language (Andoque, Businka)

Andoke is an indigenous language of southern Colombia, spoken by around 300 people. Andoke is a language isolate, unknown to be related to any other living language. It is a tone language and is agglutinating. Their tribal name is also spelled Andoké or Andoque; they call themselves Paasiaja, the people of the axe (also spelled Paasi-ahá, Paatsiaja, or Poosioho.) In older literature they are sometimes known as the Businka, Cha'oie or Cho'oje.


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Andoke Language Resources

Andoque Linguistic Description: * Andoque Glossed Text:
    Scanned-in Andoque language materials from the Rosetta Project. Information in Spanish.
Andoke Phonology:
    Linguistic chart of phonemes in the Andoke language.
Ethnologue: Andoque:
    Demographic information on the Andoke language.
La Lengua Andoke:
    Andoke language information including linguistic maps of Colombia. Page in Spanish.
Andoke Language Tree:
    Theories about Andoke's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Andoque Language Structures:
    Andoke linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
House of Languages: Andoque
     Information about Andoque language usage.
Wikipedia: Andoke:
    Encyclopedia entry on the Andoke language.

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La langue des Andoke:
    Grammar of the Andoke language. Book in French.
Fuñei Pusei:
    Translation of the New Testament into the Andoke language.
The Amazonian Languages:
    Linguistic information about the native languages of the Amazon, including Andoke.
The Indians of Central and South America:
    Ethnography of the Andoke and many other Latin American indigenous communities.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Endangered Languages Project: Andoque:
Bibliography of Andoke arifuna language resources.
Andoque People:
Encyclopedia articles about the Andoque tribe.
Los Indigenas Andoque: * Cultura Andoque: * Pueblo Andoque:
Information about the Andoques in Spanish.



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