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Arua Indian Language (Aruá)

Arua is a Tupian language of South America. It is a tone language. Arua is still spoken by only a few elderly people in the Brazilian rainforest. Most Arua people speak Portuguese today. Their tribal name is also spelled Aruá, Arouá, Aroua, Aruáshi, Aruashi, or Aruachi.

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Arua Language Resources

Ethnologue: Aruá:
    Demographic information on the Arua language.
Wikipedia: Aruashi:
    Encyclopedia article on the Arua language.
Arua Language Tree:
    Theories about Arua's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
House of Languages: Arua
     Information about Arua language usage.
La Lengua Arua:
    Arua language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.

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The Amazonian Languages:
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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: Arua:
  Bibliography of Arua language resources.
  Tribes of Central Brazil:
  Map showing where the Arua people live in Brazil.
  Os Arua: * Povo Arua:
  Information about the Arua in Portuguese.

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