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Guana Indian Language

Guana is an Arawakan language of Brazil and Paraguay. Guana is closely related to the still-living language Terena. The language is no longer natively spoken today, as the last Guana speaker died in 2006, but some young people have an interest in reviving its use.

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Guana Language Resources

Guana Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Guana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
House of Languages: Guaná: * Kinikinau:
    Information about Kinikinau and Guaná language usage.
Guana Language
     Demographic information on Guana from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Guana Language Tree:
    Theories about Guana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
La Lengua Guaná:
    Information on Guana including a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.

Guana Culture and History

Indigenous Peoples of Brazil: Kinikinau:
    History and cultural aspects of the Kinikinau/Guaná tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Britannica: Guana People:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Guaná Indians.
  Povo Kinikinao * Guanás * Os Kinikinau:
  Information about the Guana tribe in Portuguese.

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