Zamucoan languages


Zamucoan languages

Infobox Language family
name=Zamucoan
altname=Samúkoan
region=Paraguay and Bolivia
familycolor=American
family=Zamucoan
child1="Ayoreo"
child2="Chamacoco"

Zamucoan (also Samúkoan) is a small language family of Paraguay (northeast Chaco) and Bolivia (Santa Cruz Department).

The family has hardly been studied by linguists (as of Adelaar & Muysken 2004).

Family division

Zamucoan consists of 2 languages:

: 1. Ayoreo (a.k.a. Zamuco, Ayoré, Moro, Ayoréo, Ayoweo, Samuko, Morotoco, Pyeta, Yovai): 2. Chamacoco (a.k.a. Bahía Negra, Ebidoso, Tumarahá, Chamakoko, Ebitoso, Ishiro, Jeywo)

Chamacoco is a seriously endangered language. It consists of two dialects: Bahía Negra and Bravo.

Genetic relations

External links

* Ethnologue: [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=92847 Zamucoan]
* Proel: [http://www.proel.org/mundo/samukoan.htm Familia Zamucoana]

Bibliography

* Adelaar, Willem F. H.; & Muysken, Pieter C. (2004). "The languages of the Andes". Cambridge language surveys. Cambridge University Press.
* Campbell, Lyle. (1997). "American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America". New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1.
* Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (Ed.). (2005). "Ethnologue: Languages of the world" (15th ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. (Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com).
* Fabre, Alain. (por aparecer, 2005). Los pueblos del Gran Chaco y sus lenguas, cuarta parte: Los zamuco. "Suplemento Antropológico", Asunción.
* Kaufman, Terrence. (1990). Language history in South America: What we know and how to know more. In D. L. Payne (Ed.), "Amazonian linguistics: Studies in lowland South American languages" (pp. 13-67). Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-70414-3.
* Kaufman, Terrence. (1994). The native languages of South America. In C. Mosley & R. E. Asher (Eds.), "Atlas of the world's languages" (pp. 46-76). London: Routledge.


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