Macro-Arawakan Languages

Macro-Arawakan Languages

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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 Arawakan or Macro-Arawakan languages are a proposed language family of South America and the Caribbean. Originally the name Arawak was used exclusively for a powerful tribe in Netherlands Antilles, Guyana and Suriname. The tribe became allies of the Spanish because they traditionally were enemies of the Carib groups with whom the Spanish were at war.[citation needed] Forms of the Arawak language are still spoken in Suriname. Filippo Gilii recognized the unity of the Maipure language of the Orinoco and Moxos of Bolivia in 1783, and named their family Maipure. It was renamed Arawak by Von den Steinen and Brinten after one of the most important languages of the family, Arawak in the Guianas. The modern equivalents are Maipurean or Maipuran and Arawak or Arawakan. The term Arawakan is now used in two more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136771314
  • 9786136771311