Ta-Arawakan languages

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Ta-Arawakan
Caribbean
Geographic
distribution:
Caribbean and Central America (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast)
Linguistic classification: Arawakan
  • Northern
    • (Caribbean)
      • Ta-Arawakan
Subdivisions:
  • Iñeri
  • Ta-Arawakan proper
Glottolog: cari1281[1]

The Ta-Arawakan languages, AKA Ta-Maipurean and Caribbean, are the indigenous languages of the Caribbean Sea parts of northern South America. They are distinguished by the use of ta- rather than common Maipurean / Arawakan na- for the pronoun "I".

Languages[edit]

Kaufman (1994) gives the following breakdown:

Aikhenvald adds Shebayo, which Kaufman had left unclassified, and removes Iñeri from Ta-Arawakan proper:

Caribbean Arawakan

References[edit]

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