Camsá language


Camsá language
Camsa
Spoken in Colombia
Native speakers 4,800  (date missing)
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kbh

Camsá (also Sibundoy, Coche, Kamsá, Kamemtxa, Kamse, Camëntsëá) is a language isolate of Colombia.

Genealogical relations

Camsá has been linked with various hypothetical phylum proposals including Macro-Chibchan.

Bibliography

  • 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).
  • 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 0-2927-0414-3.
  • 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.
  • McDowell, John Holmes. (1994). “So Wise Were Our Elders”: Mythic Narratives of the Kamsá. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0813118263 (alk. paper) (Contains mythic and legendary in Camsá with interlinear morphemic glossing and English translations.)
  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos: KAMSÁ.[1]



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