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Machinere Indian Language (Machineri)

Machinere is an Arawakan language of South America, spoken by 400 people in Brazil and Bolivia. The Machinere language is frequently confused with the Mashco Piro and Yine languages, because members of all three groups are generically referred to as "Piro." Machinere is a polysynthetic language with predominantly SOV word order. Other names that have been used for the Machinere Indians and their language include Machineri, Maxineri, Manchinere, Manchineri, Manitenere, and Maniteneri.

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Machinere Language Resources

La Lengua Machineri:
    Information on Machineri including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
Machineri (Yineru-tokanu):
    Fact sheet on the Machineri language.
House of Languages: Machinerí
     Information about Machinere language usage.
Ethnologue: Machinere:
    Demographic information on the Machinere language.
Maxineri Language Tree:
    Theories about Machinere's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Machinere Culture and History Links

The Manchineri of Brazil:
    Ethnography of the Machineri people, with photographs.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Pueblo Machineri:
  Information about the Machinere tribe in Spanish.
  Indios Machineri:
  Information about the Machineres in Portuguese.

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