Cahuapanan languages

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Cahuapanan
Kawapanan
Geographic
distribution
Peru
Linguistic classification Macro-Jibaro ?
  • Cahuapanan
Subdivisions
Glottolog cahu1265[1]

The Cahuapanan languages are a language family spoken in the Amazon basin of northern Peru. They include two languages, Chayahuita and Jebero, which are spoken by more than 11,300 people. Chayahuita is spoken by most of that number, but Jebero is almost extinct.

  • Chayahuita or Chawi (also known or rendered as Balsapuertino, Cahuapa, Chayabita, Chayawita, Chayhuita, Tshaahui, Paranapura, Shayabit)
    • Chayahuita dialect
    • Cahuapana dialect
  • Jebero (also known or rendered as Chebero, Xebero, Xihuila)

Glottolog classifies the extinct language Maynas as close to Chawi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cahuapanan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos: KAWAPANA[1]
  • Valenzuela Bismarck, Pilar, 2011, Contribuciones para la reconstrucción del proto-cahuapana: Comparación léxica y grammatical de las lenguas jebero y chayahuita. In W.F.H. Adelaar, P. Valenzuela Bismarck & R. Zariquiey Biondi (eds.), Estudios en lenguas andinas y amazónicas. Homenaje a Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino, pp. 271–304. Lima: Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.