Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

12-2006

Keywords

Arawakan language, extinct.

Abstract

Maipure is an Arawakan language that became extinct before the end of the eighteenth century. Formerly spoken in what is today Venezuela's Amazon's Province, Maipure is largely known from information recorded by priests or missionaries. Chief among these was Father Filippo Salvatore Gilij, who left extensive notes about a number of languages of the Orinoco Basin. Other key sources are attributable to Lorenzo Hervais y Panduro. Both of these men published their original descriptions in Italian. The author of the present grammatical sketch is also a native speaker of Italian and was easily able to make full use of all primary source.

Publication Title

Language

Volume

82

Issue

4

First Page

963

Last Page

963

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Indians of South America--Venezuela--Languages

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Zamponi, Raoul. Maipure

Geographic Coverage

Venezuela

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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