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Yanomamö (Yąnomamɨ) is the most populous of several closely related languages spoken by the Yanomami people. Most speakers are monolingual. For a grammatical description, see Yanomaman languages.

Yanomamö
Yąnomamɨ
Native toVenezuela, Brazil
RegionOrinocoMavaca; Amazonas
EthnicityYanomami
Native speakers
20,000 (2000–2006)[1]
Yanomam
  • Yanomamö
Dialects
  • Cobari (Kobali)
Language codes
ISO 639-3guu
Glottologyano1261[2]

PhonologyEdit

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Post-
alveolar
Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive plain p t k
aspirated
Fricative f s ʃ h
Flap ɾ
Nasal m n
Approximant w j
Vowels
Front Central Back
Close i, ĩ ɨ, ɨ̃ u, ũ
Mid e, ẽ ə o, õ
Open a, ã

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yanomamö at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yanomamö". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Aikhenvald and Dixon, Alexandra Y. and R.M.W. (1999). The Amazonian Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.