Abipón language

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Abipón
Native to Argentina
Ethnicity Abipón people
Extinct 19th century[1]
Guaicuruan
  • Southern
    • Abipón
Language codes
ISO 639-3 axb
Glottolog abip1241[2]
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The Abipón language was a native American language of the Guaicuruan group of the Guaycurú-Charruan[1] family that was at one time spoken in Argentina by the Abipón people. Its last speaker is thought to have died in the 19th century.[3]

Phonology[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Labial Alveolar Postalveolar/Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ
Plosive/Affricate p t k q
Fricative ɣ ʁ h
Liquid w r, l j w

Vowels[edit]

Front Back/Central
Closed i ɨ
Mid e o
Open a

Bibliography[edit]

Cited in the Catholic Encyclopedia[4]

  • Hervas (1785), Origine, Formazione, Mecanismo, ed Armonia degli Idiomi (Cesena)
  • Hervas (1787), Vocabulario poliglotto
  • Hervas (1787), Saggio practico delle Lingue ...
  • Adrian Balbi (1826), Atlas ethnographique du globe (Paris)
  • Alcide d'Orbrigny (1839), L'Homme americain (Paris)
  • Brinton, The American Race.
  • UPSID

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abingdon". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Abipon". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ John Mackenzie (ed.), Peoples, Nations and Cultures.
  4. ^ Adolph Francis Bandelier (1907), Catholic Encyclopedia article on the Abipones Accessed on 2009-08-08.

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