Category:Indigenous languages of the Americas

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Many of the subcategories group these languages into geographic culture areas.

Languages that are within the same culture area are not necessarily related genetically (e.g. Chiricahua Apache is a language of the Southwest but it is not related to Hopi, another language of the Southwest. However, Chiricahua is related to Dena’ina, a language of the Subarctic spoken in Alaska).

South America[edit]

For South America, the subcategories follow Terrence Kaufman's "geolinguistic regions":

Central America[edit]

For Central America, are mostly

  • Mesoamerica (parts of Mesoamerica are also included in North America)
  • Northwest (parts of Northwest are also included in South America)

North America[edit]

Cultural areas of North America at time of European contact.

The culture areas for North America follow the general received consensus:

See also[edit]


This category has the following 36 subcategories, out of 36 total.



Pages in category "Indigenous languages of the Americas"

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