Xavante language


Xavante language

infobox Language
name=Xavante
nativename=aʼuwẽ
familycolor=American
states=Brazil
region=Mato Grosso
speakers=~10,000
fam1=Ge
fam2=Central
fam3=Acua
iso2=sai|iso3=xav

The Xavante language is a Ge language spoken by the Xavante people in about 170 villages in the area surrounding Eastern Mato Grosso, Brazil. The Xavante language is unique because of its 13 vowels and matching 13 consonants, its Object-Subject-Verb grammatical organization, and its use of honorary and endearment terms in its morphology.

ounds

Vowels

Consonants

Bibliography

*McLeod, Ruth & Mitchell, Valerie. (2003) " [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/PUBLCNS/DICTGRAM/XVGram.pdf Aspectos da Língua Xavante] ." SIL publications, Cuiabá, MT.
*Burgess, Eunice. (1988) " [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/PUBLCNS/LING/XVFoco.pdf Foco e Tópico em Xavante] ." Série Lingüística № 9, Vol. 1: 11-38.
*Hall, Joan; McLeod, Ruth & Mitchell, Valerie. (1987) " [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/PUBLCNS/DICTGRAM/XVDict.pdf Pequeno Dicionário: Xavante-Português, Português-Xavante] ." Sociedade Internacional de Lingüística, Cuiabá, MT.
*McLeod, Ruth. (1974) " [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/PUBLCNS/LING/XVPhonem.pdf Fonemas Xavante] ." Série Lingüística № 3: 131-152.
*Harrison, Alec J. " [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/PUBLCNS/ANTHRO/XAVHONOR.pdf Xavante Morphology and Respect/Intimacy Relationships] ."

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=xav Ethnologue]
* [http://www.language-museum.com/x/xavante.php The Language Museum]
* [http://www.rosettaproject.org/archive/opy/view?searchterm=xavante The Rosetta Project]
* [http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/LANGPAGE/EnglXVPg.htm SIL Brazil]


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