Piro languages

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Piro
Purus
Geographic
distribution
Purus River, Western Amazon
Linguistic classification Arawakan
  • Southern
    • Piro
Glottolog puru1265[1]

The Piro languages, a.k.a. Purus, or in Aikhenvald South-Western Arawak, are Arawakan languages of the Peruvian and western Brazilian Amazon.

Languages[edit]

Kaufman (1994) gives the following breakdown:

Kaufman had considered the last to be a dialect of Piro; Aikhenvald suggests it may have been a dialect of Iñapari.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Purus". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.