Tucanoan languages

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Tukánoan
Geographic
distribution:
Amazon
Linguistic classification: Tucanoan
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: tuca1253[1]
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East Tukano (nuclear green), Central Tukano (turquoise green) and West Tukano (dark green). Spots indicates actual locations of different tukano languages, shadowed area intended extension before 20th century.

Tucanoan (also Tukanoan, Tukánoan) is a language family of Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.

Family division[edit]

There are two dozen Tucanoan languages:

Most languages are, or were, spoken in Colombia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tukánoan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Thiago Chacon (2012)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Campbell, Lyle. (1997). American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1.
  • Kaufman, Terrence. (1990). Language history in South America: What we know and how to know more. In D. L. Payne (Ed.), Amazonian linguistics: Studies in lowland South American languages (pp. 13–67). Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-70414-3.
  • Kaufman, Terrence. (1994). The native languages of South America. In C. Mosley & R. E. Asher (Eds.), Atlas of the world's languages (pp. 46–76). London: Routledge.

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