Tucano language

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Tucano
Dahseyé
Native toBrazil, Colombia
EthnicityTucano people
Native speakers
4,600 in Brazil (2006)[1]
1,500–2,000 in Colombia (no date)[2]
including Pisamira?
Tucanoan
  • Eastern
    • North
      • Tucano
Official status
Official language in
 Brazil (São Gabriel da Cachoeira)
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
tuo – Tucano
arj – Arapaso
Glottologtuca1252  Tucano[3]
arap1275  Arapaso[4]

Tucano, also Tukano or Tucana, endonym Dahseyé (Dasea), is a Tucanoan language spoken in Amazonas, Brazil and Colombia.

Many Tariana people, speakers of the endangered Tariana language are switching to Tucano.

Sounds[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop plain p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Fricative s h
Trill r
Approximant w j

Vowels[edit]

Front Central Back
High i ĩ ɨ ɨ̃ u ũ
Mid e ẽ o õ
Low a ã

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tucano at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Arapaso at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Tucano at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tucano". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Arapaso". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. ^ Aikhenvald, 1996.

Spanish[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Campbell, Lyle. (1997). American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1.

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