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Kankuamo Language (Kankui)

Kankuamo is an extinct Chibchan language of South America, once spoken in the mountains of Northern Colombia. It may have been most closely related to Arhuacan languages like Kogi and Ika.

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Kankuamo Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kankuamo language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Colombian Kankuamo reap rewards
     Article on Kankuamo language and cultural revival efforts.
Atanque Language Tree:
    Theories about Kankuama's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lengua Atanke
     Brief article about the Kankuama language in Spanish.

Kankuamo Culture and History Links

Economic Motives Behind Killings of Kankuamo Indians * Kankuamo Indians Count Their Dead * Colombia tramples indigenous rights:
     Articles about the murders of Kankuamo Indians by paramilitary groups in Colombia.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Chibchan:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Kankuamo/Atanquez language and its relatives.
  El Pueblo Kankuamo * Los indios kankuamo:
  Information about the Kankuamo tribe in Spanish.

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