Baenan language

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Baenan
Native to Brazil
Region Bahia
Extinct ca. 1940
unclassified
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog baen1237[1]

Baenan (Baenã, Baenán, Baena) is a poorly attested language of Brazil. The last remaining speaker lived in Bahia, Brazil in 1940. The language of this speaker was associated with the Baenan language as the last members of the Baenan tribe lived in Paragaçú, Bahia, near where the language was attested. There are nine known words of Baenan:[2]

  1. eželẽ - deer
  2. bakurí - venison
  3. kelemés - fire
  4. patarak - jaguar
  5. kadašužé - black person
  6. bonikro - pig
  7. pititiɲga - rat
  8. pitirát - monkey
  9. šẽšẽ - bull

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Baenan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Loukotka, Čestmír (1963). "Documents et Vocabulaires Inédits de Langues et de Dialects Sud-Américains". Journal de la Société des Américanistes 52: 7–60. doi:10.3406/jsa.1963.2001.