Wapishana language

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Wapixana
Native to Guyana, Brazil
Ethnicity Wapishana
Native speakers
13,000  (2000)[1]
Arawakan
  • Northern
    • Wapishanan (Rio Branco)
      • Wapixana
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wap
Glottolog wapi1253[2]

Wapishana (Wapixana) is an Arawakan language of Guyana and Brazil.

Kaufman (1994) considered Wapishana, Atorada, and Mapidian to be dialects. Aikhenvald (1999) separates Mapidian. Ethnologue (2009) notes that Atorada has 50% lexical similarity with Wapishana and 20% with Mapidian, and that Wapishana and Mapidian share 10%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wapixana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wapishana". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.