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Chontaquiro is an Arawakan language of South America,
spoken in Brazil.
Chontaquiro is closely related to the better-known language Yine (Piro), and some linguists consider it a Piro dialect.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Chontaquiro language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Another Chontaquiro wordlist.
Piro and Chontaquiro language information including a text sample and language map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
Demographic information about the Piro and Chontaquiro languages.
Chontaquiro Language Tree:
Theories about Chontaquiro's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Books For Sale On The Chontaquiros
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
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Anthropology book on the Chontaquiros and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Maipurean Languages:
Encyclopedia article on the Maipurean language family, including Yine/Chontaquiro.
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