Arawakan language, extinct.
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.
Vajda, Edward J., "Review of: Maipure" (2006). Modern & Classical Languages. 43.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Indians of South America--Venezuela--Languages
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Zamponi, Raoul. Maipure