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A treasure of the Amazon: the Murui and their language

By Kasia Wojtylak


Today, the linguistic diversity of the Amazon is on the wane. One of the disappearing languages is Murui, spoken by about 1,000 people in Colombia and Peru.

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Ashéninka Perené

Ashéninka Perené, an endangered American language of the Arawak family spoken by natives in Perú's Upper Perené river, a tributary of the Tambo river.

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Ersu

Ersu is a 'definitely endangered' underdocumented language spoken in the southwest of Sichuan Province, China.

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Tariana

Tariana is an endangered Arawak language from North-west Amazon. It is spoken by c.70people in two villages on the Vaupes River, north-west Amazonia, Brazil.

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