Macushi language

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Native to Brazil, Guyana, a few in Venezuela
Ethnicity Macushi
Native speakers
18,000 (2006)[1]
  • Venezuelan Carib
    • Pemóng–Panare
      • Pemóng
        • Macushi
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mbc
Glottolog macu1259[2]

Macushi is the most populous of the Cariban languages, spoken by 30,000 in Brazil and Guyana. It is also spelled Makushi, Makusi, Makuxi, Macusi, Macussi, and also known as Teweya (Teueia). Abbot 1991 describes Macushi as having OVS order, with SOV order used to highlight the subject.[3]


  1. ^ Macushi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Macushi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Abbott, Miriam (1991). "Macushi". In Derbyshire, Desmond C.; Pullum, Geoffrey K. Handbook of Amazonian Languages. 3. Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 23–160. 

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