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Atsahuaca Indian Language
Language: Atsahuaca is an extinct Panoan
language of South America, once spoken in Peru. A neighboring language, Yamiaca, may have been an Atsahuaca dialect.
Atsahuaca was an agglutinating language
with SOV word order.
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Names: Atsahuaca is the tribe's own name for themselves, coming from words meaning "children of the manioc"
in their language. (Manioc, also known as cassava, is an important food crop in the Panoan tribes.)
A neighboring tribe, known as the Yamiaca, were probably speakers of an Atsahuaca dialect.
Alternate spellings of these names have included Atsawaka , Atsawaca, Astahuaca, Yamiaca, Yamiaka, Atsawaka-Yamiaka,
Our list of vocabulary words in the Atsahuaca language, with comparison to words in other Panoan languages.
Atsahuaca Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Atsahuaca words.
Atsahuaca Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Atsahuaca language.
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Atsahuaca Language Resources
Atsahuaca Language Tree:
Theories about Atsahuaca's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Demographic information on the Atsahuaca language.
Spanish-Amahuaca dictionary available online.
Encyclopedia article about the Atsahuaca language.
Links, References, and Additional Information
La Lengua Atsawaka-Yamiaca Lenguas Pano:
Spanish-language information on Atsawaka and the Panoan languages.
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