Campa languages

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Western Amazon
Linguistic classification Arawakan
  • Southern
    • Campa
Glottolog prea1240[1]

The Campa (Kampa) or Campan (Kampan) languages, a.k.a. Pre-Andine Maipurean / Arawakan, are closely related Arawakan languages of the Peruvian Amazon.


The Glottolog uses the term Pre-Andine for this group of languages and lists them as follows:

There are grammars for Ashéninka Perené,[2] Nanti,[3] Aiyíninka Apurucayali,[4] and Caquinte.[5]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Pre-Andine". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Mihas, Elena (2015). A Grammar of Alto Perené (Arawak). Berlin: Mouton. 
  3. ^ Michael, Lev David (2008). Nanti evidential practice: Language, knowledge, and social action in an Amazonian society. Ann Arbor: University of Texas at Austin. 
  4. ^ Payne, David L. (1981). The Phonology and Morphology of Axininca Campa. Dallas: The Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington. 
  5. ^ Swift, Kenneth (1985). Morphology of Caquinte (Preandine Arawakan). University of Texas at Arlington (MA thesis).