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Shiriana language

Shiriana
Bahwana
Native toBrazil
Extinct(date missing)[1]
Arawakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3xir
Glottologxiri1243

Shiriana (Xiriâna, Chiriana), or Bahuana (Bahwana), is an unclassified Upper Amazon Arawakan language once spoken by the Shiriana people of Roraima, Brazil. It had an active–stative syntax.[2]

Dialects

Dialects listed by Mason (1950):[3]

  • Waharibo (Guaharibo)
    • Shirianá
      • Waicá (Guaica, Vaica)
  • Carimé (Karimé)

References

  1. ^ Shiriana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Aikhenvald, "Arawak", in Dixon & Aikhenvald, eds., The Amazonian Languages, 1999.
  3. ^ Mason, John Alden (1950). "The languages of South America". In Steward, Julian (ed.). Handbook of South American Indians. 6. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143. pp. 157–317.



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