Yaminawa language

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Yaminawa
Native to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Ethnicity Yaminawá and related peoples
Native speakers
2,700  (2000–2011)[1]
Panoan
  • Mainline Panoan
    • Nawa
      • Headwaters
        • Yaminawa
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
yaa – Yaminawa
ywn – Yawanawa
mcd – Sharanawa
swo – Shaninawa
mts – Yora
Glottolog yami1255[2]

Yaminawa (Yaminahua) is a Panoan language of western Amazonia.

Yaminawa constitutes an extensive dialect cluster. Attested dialects are[3] two or more Brazilian Yaminawa dialects, Peruvian Yaminawa, Chaninawa, Chitonawa, Mastanawa, Parkenawa (= Yora or "Nawa"), Shanenawa (Xaninaua, = Katukina de Feijó), Sharanawa (= Marinawa), Shawannawa (= Arara), Yawanawa, Yaminawa-arara (obsolescent; very similar to Shawannawa/Arara), Nehanawa)

Very few Yaminawá people speak Spanish or Portuguese, though the Shanenawa have mostly shifted to Portuguese.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Yaminawa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Yawanawa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Sharanawa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Shaninawa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Yora at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yaminawa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ David Fleck, 2013, Panoan Languages and Linguistics, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History #99
  4. ^ "Yaminahua." Ethnologue. (retrieved 25 June 2011)

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