Chaná language

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Chaná
Native to Uruguay
Extinct early 20th century
(one semi-speaker 2005)
Charruan
  • Chaná
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
qsi
Glottolog chan1296[1]

Chaná is an extinct Charruan language that was once spoken in Uruguay along the Uruguay and Paraná-Guazú rivers.[2]

Chaná is poorly attested. There exists a short grammar by Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga[3] and a few wordlists. In 2005 a semi-speaker of Chaná language was found.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chaná". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Loukotka, Čestmír (1968). Classification of South American Indian Languages. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center. 
  3. ^ Larrañaga, Dámaso Antonio (1923). "Compendio del idioma de la nación chaná". Escritos de D. Dámaso A. Larrañaga III. Montevideo: Instituto Histórico y Geográfico del Uruguay, Imprenta Nacional. pp. 163–174. 
  4. ^ La Nación, "Investigan los orígenes de una extraña lengua indígena" 2005/July/01