Shiriana language

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Shiriana
Bahwana
Native to Brazil
Extinct (date missing)[1]
Arawakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xir
Glottolog xiri1243[2]

Shiriana (Xiriâna, Chiriana), or Bahuana (Bahwana), is an unclassified Upper Amazon Arawakan language once spoken by the Shiriana people of Roraima, Brazil. It had an active–stative syntax.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shiriana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Xiriâna". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Aikhenvald, "Arawak", in Dixon & Aikhenvald, eds., The Amazonian Languages, 1999.