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Jumana Indian Language (Shumana)
Jumana is an extinct Arawakan language of South America.
Jumana was once spoken in Brazil.
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
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
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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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