Panzaleo language

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Panzaleo
Latacunga
Native to Ecuador
Region Quito
Ethnicity Panzaleo people
Extinct 17th century
unclassified
(Paezan?)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
qcv
Glottolog panz1235[1]

Panzaleo (Pansaleo, Quito, Latacunga) is a poorly attested and unclassified indigenous American language that was spoken in the region of Quito until the 17th century.

Attestation[edit]

Much of the information on Panzaleo comes from toponyms of central and northern Ecuador. Typical are:

-(h)aló: Pilaló, Mulahaló
-leo: Tisaleo, Pelileo
-lagua / -ragua: Cutuglagua, Tungurahua

Classification[edit]

Loukotka (1968) suggested that Panzaleo might be related to Paez. (See Paezan languages.) One of his sources for this proposal was Jijón y Caamaño (1940), who admit that the evidence is weak and may have been due to language contact.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Panzaleo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto (1936–8): Sebastián de Benalcázar, vol. 1 (1936) Quito: Imprenta del Clero; vol. 2 (1938) Quito: Editorial Ecuatoriana.
  • Jijón y Caamaño, Jacinto (1940–5): El Ecuador interandino y occidental antes de la conquista castellana, vol. 1 (1940), vol. 2 (1941), vol. 3 (1943), vol. 4 (1945). Quito: Editorial Ecuatoriana (1998 edition, Quito: Abya-Yala).
  • Jiménez de la Espada, Marcos, ed. (1965 [1586]): Relaciones geográficas de Indias: Perú, 3 vols. Biblioteca de Autores Españoles 183–5. Madrid: Atlas.