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Chontaquiro Language

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.

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Chontaquiro Language Resources

Chontaquiro Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Chontaquiro language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Vocabulario Chontaquiro:
    Another Chontaquiro wordlist.
Lengua Chontaquiro:
    Piro and Chontaquiro language information including a text sample and language map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
Ethnologue: Yine/Chontaquiro:
    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
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Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    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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