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Tupi-Guarani languages: Wikis

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Tupi-Guarani
Geographic
distribution:
Brazil, Bolivia, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru
Genetic
classification
:
Tupian
 Tupi-Guarani
Subdivisions:
8 subgroups

Tupi-Guarani (About this sound pronunciation ) is the name of the most important subfamily of the Tupian languages of South America. It includes fifty languages, including the best-known languages of the family, Guarani and Tupi.

Words like anhinga, carioca, capoeira, jaguar and tapioca are of Tupi-Guarani origin.

Languages

Rodriguez (1984-1985) proposed eight tentative branches of Tupi-Guarani:

Two extinct languages, Aurá of Brazil and Pauserna of Bolivia, were not considered by Rodriguez.

See also


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