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Abipón
Basic information
Region

Flag of Argentina Argentina

Status

Extinct since the 1770s

Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-1

None

ISO 639-2

axb

ISO 639-3

axb

Abipón, also known as Callaga, Kalyaga, or Abipon,[1] was a language spoken by the Abipón of Argentina. It was a member of the Mataco-Guaicuru and possibly went extinct during the 19th century.[2]

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Postalveolar/Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ
Plosive/Affricate p t k q
Fricative ɣ ʁ h
Liquid w r, l j w

VowelsEdit

Front Back/Central
Closed i ɨ
Mid e o
Open a

BibliographyEdit

Cited in the Catholic Encyclopedia[3]

  • Hervas (1785), Origine, Formazione, Mecanismo, ed Armonia degli Idiomi (Cesena)
  • Hervas (1787), Vocabulario poliglotto
  • Hervas (1787), Saggio practico delle Lingue ...
  • Adrian Balbi (1826), Atlas ethnographique du globe (Paris)
  • Alcide d'Orbrigny (1839), L'Homme americain (Paris)
  • Brinton, The American Race.
  • UPSID

ReferencesEdit

  1. Guaicuruan languages on Wikipedia
  2. John Mackenzie (ed.), Peoples, Nations and Cultures.
  3. Adolph Francis Bandelier (1907), Catholic Encyclopedia article on the Abipones Accessed on 2009-08-08.

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