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Kamsa Indian Language
Kamsa is a language of South America.
Though some linguists have tried to associate it with the Chibchan
language family, Kamsa is generally thought to be a language isolate, unrelated to any other known language.
Kamsa is a polysynthetic language with a complex morphology. It is spoken by about 4000 people in southwest Colombia.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kamsa language.
Archive of Kamsa language recordings available for download.
Overview of the Camsa language including a phonological inventory. Page in Spanish.
Brief Kamsa language information in Spanish.
Kamsa translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Camsá
Information about Camsá language usage.
Demographic information on the Kamsa language.
Camsá Language Tree:
Theories about Camsa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Camsá Language Structures:
Camsa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Sibundoy Valley of Colombia:
Article on the culture of the Inga and Kamsa tribes of Sibundoy.
Text of a Kamsa legend.
Books for sale on the Kamsas
So Wise Were Our Elders: Mythic Narratives from the Kamsa:
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Collection of Kamsa mythology and traditional stories.
Sayings of the Ancestors: The Spiritual Life of the Sibundoy Indians:
Anthropology book about Sibundoy/Kamsa religion and tribal customs.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Camsá language.
Los Kamentsa Camsá Los inga y los kamsa:
Information about the Kamsa tribe in Spanish.
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