Arazaire language

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Native toPeru
Extinct(date missing)
  • Mainline Panoan
    • Nawa
      • Madre de Dios
        • Arazaire
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Arazaire and Arasa are a pair of closely related languages of uncertain affiliation.

gloss Arazaire
various Panoan
sun fuari huári huari
one nunchina nonchina
two buta béta
head mashashue é-osha
water humapasha éna éna, xéne, etc.
maize hoki shishe
house so:po shopo, shobo

These have been claimed to be either Panoan or Takanan, or Takanan with Panoan words. Campbell (2012) says they are too poorly attested to classify. However, Fleck (2013) classifies them definitely in the Madre de Dios branch of Panoan, and says that the confusion is due to a second, Takanan language that also went by the names Arazaire and Arasa; a similar naming problem has caused confusion with its close relative Yamiaka.

The name Arasairi has been used for a yet another language, better known as Toyeri.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Arazaire". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.