A report and comparative-historical look at the Cinta Larga, Suruí, Gavião and Zoró languages

Stan Anonby


This study investigates the relationships four Tupi-Monde languages: Cinta Larga, Suruí, Gavião and Zoró. Two word lists were collected fronm each of these language, and they were analyzed using the comparative method. The results show that these languages are not genetically related in the way previously supposed. The possible historical reasons and implications of these new findings are discussed. A new genetic tree is proposed to take into account the new analysis.


Brazil; indigenous languages; Tupi-Guarani; Mondé; Amazon; endangered languages

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Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle

EISSN: 1920-440X
ISSN: 1200-3344

University of Victoria