Atsawaka language

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Atsawaka
Atsahuaca-Yamiaca
Native to Peru
Region Carama River
Extinct (date missing)[1]
Panoan
  • Mainline Panoan
    • Nawa
      • Madre de Dios
        • Atsawaka
Dialects
  • Atsawaka
  • Yamiaka
Language codes
ISO 639-3 atc
Linguist list
atc
Glottolog atsa1242[2]

Atswawaka, also called Atsahuaca, or Atsawaka-Yamiaka, is an extinct Panoan language of Peru. Atsahuaca is the name that the tribe calls themselves, meaning "children of the manioc" in their own language. Alternate spellings of the name of the Atswakaka language include: Atsawaka , Atsawaca, Astahuaca, Yamiaca, Yamiaka, Atsawaka-Yamiaka, and Atsahuaca-Yamiaca.

There were 20 speakers in 1904.

Alphabet[edit]

The Atswawaka alphabet uses 24 letters commonly, and has 8 characters used for vowels. [3]

Common character(s) Alternate version IPA symbol
a a
e i, ï, y i
i i
u o ʊ ~ o
an ã ã
en
in ĩ ĩ
un õ õ
c k, qu k
d r d
ch č
f ɸ ~ β
h j h
m m
n n
p p
qu k
r ɾ
s s
x sh, š ʃ ~ ʂ
t t
ts ts
w hu w
y j

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atsawaka at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Atsahuaca". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Atsahuaca Pronunciation and Spelling Guide". www.native-languages.org/. Native Languages of the Americas website. 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2016.