Mawayana language

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Native to Guyana
Native speakers
unknown (60 cited 1986)[1]
  • ?
    • Mawayana
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mzx
Glottolog (insufficiently attested or not a distinct language)

Mawayana (Mahuayana) is an Arawakan language of Guyana.

Aikhenvald (1999) lists Mawayana as an alternate name of Mapidian. However, Hicks (2002) reports that it has no "semantic" similarity with Mapidian or the other Wapishanan languages; it is thus left unclassified here.


  1. ^ Mawayana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mawayana". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.