Piro languages

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Piro
Purus
Geographic
distribution:
Purus River, Western Amazon
Linguistic classification: Arawakan
  • Southern
    • Piro
Glottolog: puru1265[1]

The Piro languages, AKA Purus, or in Aikhenvald South-Western Arawak, are Arawakan languages of the Peruvian and western Brazilian Amazon.

Languages[edit]

Kaufman (1994) gives the following breakdown:

Kaufman had considered the last to be a dialect of Piro; Aikhenvald suggests it may have been a dialect of Iñapari.

References[edit]

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