Extinct Languages of the Maranon River Basin

Extinct Languages of the Maranon River Basin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mara n River basin between Peru and Ecuador, at a low point in the Andes which made it an attractive location for trade between the Inca Empire and the Amazon basin, once harbored numerous languages which have been poorly attested, or not attested at all. Those of the middle reaches of the river, above the Amazon basin, were replaced in historical times by Aguaruna, a Jivaroan language from the Amazon which is still spoken there. The languages further upriver are difficult to identify, due to lack of data. The region was multilingual at the time of the Conquest, and the people largely switched to Spanish rather than to Quechua, though Quechua also expanded during Colonial times.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136772507
  • 9786136772509