Arawak languages

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2016) Arawak languages. In: Aronoff, Mark, (ed.) Linguistics: Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford Bibliographies Online . Oxford University Press.

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[Extract] The Arawak family is the largest in South America, with about forty extant languages. Arawak languages are spoken in lowland Amazonia and beyond, covering French Guiana, Suriname, Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia, and formerly in Paraguay and Argentina. Wayuunaiki (or Guajiro), spoken in the region of the Guajiro peninsula in Venezuela and Colombia, is the largest language of the family. Garifuna is the only Arawak language spoken in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala in Central America. Groups of Arawak speakers must have migrated from the Caribbean coast to the Antilles a few hundred years before the European conquest. At least several dozen Arawak languages have become extinct since the European conquest.

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Previous version (July 2013) was originally published as: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2013) Arawak languages. In: Aronoff, Mark, (ed.) Linguistics: Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press. (14 p.)

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Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2013 00:14
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