Arawa Indian Language (Araua, Arauá)
Arawa is an extinct language of Brazil. Arawa has not been spoken since the 19th century and is poorly attested; it is
primarily known today because the Arawan language family,
of which Arawa was a member, is named after it. The tribal name was also spelled Arawá, Aruá, Arauá, Arua, or Araua,
but the language was unrelated to the still-spoken Tupian language also known as Aruá.
Demographic information on the Arawa language.
La Lengua Arawa:
Arawa language information including linguistic maps of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
Arawa Language Tree:
Theories about Arawa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Encyclopedia entry on the Arawa language.
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