Campa languages

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Campa
Pre-Andine
Geographic
distribution:
Western Amazon
Linguistic classification: Arawakan
  • Southern
    • Campa
Subdivisions:
  • Asheninka
  • Ashininka
  • Ashaninka
  • Matsigenka
Glottolog: prea1240[1]

The Campa languages, AKA Pre-Andine Maipurean / Arawakan, are Arawakan languages of the Peruvian Amazon. The best known is Ashéninka.

Languages[edit]

Kaufman (1994) gives the following breakdown:

The Asheninka languages are close, apart from Axininca. Ashaninka and Caquinte are closest to each other, as are Machiguenga and Nomatsiguenga.

Ethnologue adds Nanti, which is closest to Machiguenga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Campa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.