In the linguistic laboratory of the Scuola Normale de Pisa (Italy) since 2007 both Zamuco languages (chamacoco and ayoreo) have been studies. This article provides an overview of the aforementioned people. It was commonly accepted that the Ayoreo and Chamacoco language constituted part of the same language family, but this was not supported by any scientific evidence. Morphological comparison between the two languages demonstrates that both derive from a common language stock (proto-Zamuco); however at the same time they are isolated, this is, no other language appeared to the related to Ayoreo or Chamacoco. Thus it appeared difficult or impossible to determine scientifically the origin of these languages.

Lenguas Zamuco

Ciucci, Luca
2013-06

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In the linguistic laboratory of the Scuola Normale de Pisa (Italy) since 2007 both Zamuco languages (chamacoco and ayoreo) have been studies. This article provides an overview of the aforementioned people. It was commonly accepted that the Ayoreo and Chamacoco language constituted part of the same language family, but this was not supported by any scientific evidence. Morphological comparison between the two languages demonstrates that both derive from a common language stock (proto-Zamuco); however at the same time they are isolated, this is, no other language appeared to the related to Ayoreo or Chamacoco. Thus it appeared difficult or impossible to determine scientifically the origin of these languages.
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