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Arawakan Languages: Maipurean Languages, Arawak Peoples, Taino People, Tariana Language, Garifuna Language, Yanesha' Language

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Maipurean Languages, Arawak, Taíno, Tariana Language, Yanesha' Language, Machiguenga, Garifuna Language, Wayuu Language, Moxos Language, Axininca Language, Chané, Yine, Ciboney, Chamicuro, Baniwa, Enawene Nawe Language, Achagua Language, Karipúna, Terêna Language, Baure Language, Chané Language, Shiriana Language. Excerpt: The ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Maipurean Languages, Arawak, Taíno, Tariana Language, Yanesha' Language, Machiguenga, Garifuna Language, Wayuu Language, Moxos Language, Axininca Language, Chané, Yine, Ciboney, Chamicuro, Baniwa, Enawene Nawe Language, Achagua Language, Karipúna, Terêna Language, Baure Language, Chané Language, Shiriana Language. Excerpt: The Taínos were pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. It is believed that the seafaring Taínos are relatives of the Arawakan people of South America. Their language is a member of the Maipurean linguistic family, which ranges from South America across the Caribbean. At the time of Columbus's arrival in 1492, there were five Taíno chiefdoms and territories on Hispaniola (modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic), each led by a principal Cacique (chieftain), to whom tribute was paid. Puerto Rico, also, was divided into chiefdoms. As the hereditary head chief of Taíno tribes, the cacique was paid significant tribute. Caciques enjoyed the privilege of wearing golden pendants called guanin, living in square bohíos instead of the round ones that the villagers inhabited, and sitting on wooden stools when receiving guests. At the time of the Spanish conquest, the largest Taíno population centers may have contained over 3,000 people each. The Taínos were historically enemies of the neighboring Carib tribes, another group with origins in South America who lived principally in the Lesser Antilles. The relationship between the two groups has been the subject of much study. For much of the 15th century, the Taíno tribe was being driven to the northeast in the Caribbean (out of what is now South America) because of raids by Caribs. Many Carib women spoke Taíno because of the large n... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=159160
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  • ISBN-13: 9781157769347
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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