Category:Indigenous languages of the Americas
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Many of the subcategories group these languages into geographic culture areas.
Languages that are within the same culture area are not necessarily related genetically (e.g. Chiricahua Apache is a language of the Southwest but it is not related to Hopi, another language of the Southwest. However, Chiricahua is related to Dena’ina, a language of the Subarctic spoken in Alaska).
For South America, the subcategories follow Terrence Kaufman's "geolinguistic regions":
- Northwest (includes southern Central America)
- Northeastern Brazil
- Eastern Brazil
- the Foothills (or Montaña)
- The Cone
- The Chaco
For Central America, are mostly
- Mesoamerica (parts of Mesoamerica are also included in North America)
- Northwest (parts of Northwest are also included in South America)
The culture areas for North America follow the general received consensus:
- Northwest Coast
- Great Basin
- Plains (sometimes divided into Plains and Prairie regions)
- Northeastern Woodlands
- Mesoamerica (part of Mesoamerica is also included in Central America)
This category has the following 36 subcategories, out of 36 total.
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