Macro-Jibaro languages

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Macro-Jibaro
Andean
(controversial)
Geographic
distribution:
Amazon
Linguistic classification: Macro-Jibaro
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: None

The Macro-Jibaro proposal, also known as (Macro-)Andean, is a language proposal of Morris Swadesh and other historical linguists. The two families, Jivaroan and Cahuapanan are most frequently linked, the isolates less often. Documentation of Urarina is underway as of 2006, but Puelche and Huarpe are extinct. Kaufman (1994) linked Huarpe instead to the Muran languages and Matanawi (see Macro-Warpean), but as of 1990 found the Jibaro-Cahuapanan connection plausible. It forms one part of his expanded 2007 suggestion for Macro-Andean.