Mataco-Guaicurú languages

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The Mataco-Guaicurú languages are one of the indigenous languages ​​of South America . They are native to Bolivia , Paraguay , northern Argentina (in the Gran Chaco region) and Brazil (southern border area). The family's most spoken language is Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz with around 25,000 native speakers. They form a language family with twelve individual languages:

  • Mataco:
    • Nivaclé [cag] ( Paraguay and Argentina ; approx. 18,200 speakers)
    • Chorote, Iyo'wujwa [crq] (Argentina and Bolivia ; approx. 2,000 speakers)
    • Chorote, Iyojwa'ja [crt] (Argentina; approx. 800 speakers)
    • Maca [mca] (Paraguay; approx. 1,500 speakers)
    • Wichí Lhamtés Nocten [mtp] (Bolivia and Argentina; approx. 1,900 speakers)
    • Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay [mzh] (Argentina; approx. 15,000 speakers)
    • Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz [wlv] (Argentina; approx. 25,000 speakers)
  • Guaicurú:
    • Abipon [axb] (Argentina; extinct)
    • Kadiwéu [kbc] ​​( Brazil ; approx. 1,200 speakers)
    • Mocoví [moc] (Argentina; approx. 4,500 speakers)
    • Pilagá [plg] (Argentina; approx. 2,000 speakers)
    • Toba [tob] (Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay; approx. 20,700 speakers)

See also



  • Glyn Griffiths, Cynthia Griffiths: Aspectos da língua kadiwéu (= Série lingüística. Vol. 6). Summer Institute of Linguistics, Brasilia 1976.
  • Filomena Sandalo: A grammar of Kadiwéu (= MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics. 11, ZDB -ID 2249864-3 ). With special reference to the polysynthesis parameter. MIT - Department of Linguistics, Cambridge MA 1997, (partial print by: Maria Filomena Sandalo: A grammar of Kadiwéu. Phil. Doctoral Thesis, University of Pittsburgh PA, 1995).

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