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Jumana Indian Language (Shumana)

Jumana is an extinct Arawakan language of South America.
Jumana was once spoken in Brazil.

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Jumana Language Resources

Jumana Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Jumana language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Jumana Language Tree:
    Theories about Jumana's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lenguas del Río Negro:
    Information on the Jumana, Pasé, and Kaiwishana languages including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.

Books for sale on the Jumanas
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Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Jumana and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Upper Amazon Arawakan Languages:
  Encyclopedia articles about Jumana and related Arawakan languages.



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