Piman languages

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"Piman" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Piman, Iran.
Piman
Tepiman
Linguistic classification: Uto-Aztecan
Glottolog: tepi1240[1]

Piman (or Tepiman) refers a group of languages within the Uto-Aztecan family that are spoken by ethnic groups (including the Pima) spanning from Arizona in the north to Durango, Mexico in the south.

The Piman languages are as follows (Campbell 1997):

1. O'odham (AKA Pima language, Papago language)
2. Pima Bajo (AKA Mountain Pima, Lowland Pima)
3. Tepehuán (AKA Northern Tepehuán, Southeastern Tepehuán, Southwestern Tepehuán)
4. Tepecano (†)

Morphology[edit]

Piman are agglutinative languages, where words use suffix complexes for a variety of purposes with several morphemes strung together.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Piman". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Campbell, Lyle (2000) [1997]. American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America. Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics, 4. William Bright (series general ed.) (OUP paperback ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1. OCLC 32923907.