Maipurean Languages - Languages - Ethnologue

Ethnologue (2009) and Linguist List list the following extinct "unclassified Arawakan" languages which do not appear in Campbell, Kaufman, or Aikhenvald. They are presumably meant to be Maipurean, as otherwise, starting with the 2009 edition, Arawakan and Maipurean are synonyms.

  • Cumeral
  • Omejes
  • Ponares (a surname, perhaps just Piapoco or Achagua)
  • Tomedes AKA Tamudes

and move Shiriana here as well. Mawayana is listed as Arawakan without being further classified.

Otherwise, the Ethnologue branching is,

  • Central Maipuran (6)
  • Eastern Maipuran = Palikur
  • Western Maipuran (2)
  • Northern Maipuran
    • Caribbean = Ta-Maipurean (5)
    • Inland = Upper Amazon (13)
    • Yabaâna
    • Wapishanan (3)
  • Southern Maipuran
    • Bolivia–Parana (5)
    • Pre-Andine = Campa (11)
    • Purus = Piro (5)
    • Irantxe

Campbell (1997), Kaufman (1994), and Aikhenvald (1999) all leave this last language, Irantxe, unclassified, and Arruda (2003) treats it as a language isolate.

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