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Apinaye Indian Language (Apinayé, Apinaje)

Apinaye is a language of Brazil, where it is spoken by around 1000 people. It has SOV word order. The tribal name "Apinaye" is spelled many different ways, including Apinage, Apinagé, Apinaje, Apinajé, Apinaie, Apinaié, and Apinayé. The Apinaye people are also sometimes known as "Western Timbira," due to their cultural and linguistic similarity to the Timbira tribes.

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Our Online Apinaye Materials

Apinaye Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Apinaye language, with comparison to words in other Macro-Ge languages.
Apinaye Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Apinaye language.

Apinaye Language Resources

The Language of the Apinajé People of Central Brazil * Apinayé Grammar:
    Linguistics papers on the Apinaye language.
Apinaye Phonology:
    Linguistic chart of phonemes in the Apinaye language.
Language Museum: Apinaye * Apinayé Prayer:
    Translation of Bible passages into Apinaye.
The Bible in Apinaye:
    Translation of the New Testament into the Apinaye language.
La Lengua Apinayé:
    Apinaye language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Apinayé
     Information about Apinayé language usage.
Ethnologue: Apinaye:
    Demographic information on the Apinaye language.
Wikipedia: Apinayé:
    Encyclopedia entry on the Apinaye language.
Apinayé Language Tree:
    Theories about Apinaye's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Books For Sale On The Apinayes
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A Divided World: Apinaye Social Structure:
    Anthropology book on the worldview of the Apinaye Indians.
The Apinaye:
    Book on Apinaye culture from an ethnographer who lived among them.
Aspectos da Lingua Apinayé:
    Portuguese book about the Apinaye language.
Languages of the Amazon
     In-depth book about Apinaje and dozens of other Amazonian Indian languages.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Apinaye Culture and History Links

The Apinayé:
    Information and photographs about the Apinaye tribe of Brazil.
Tribes of Central Brazil:
    Map showing the location of Apinaye and Kayapo territory in Brazil.
Wikipedia: Apinajé people:
    Encyclopedia article about the Apinaye Indians.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Apinaye:
Bibliography of Apinaye language resources.
Povo Apinajé * Os Apinajés:
Information about the Apinayes and their language in Portuguese.

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