Macro-Gê languages

Macro-Gê languages

Macro-Jê (also spelled Macro-Gê) is a medium-sized language stock in South America centered around the Jê language family, first proposed in 1926 and undergoing moderate modifications since then. Kaufman (1990) finds the proposal "probable".

Eduardo Ribeiro of the University of Chicago finds no evidence to classify Fulniô (Yatê) or Guató as Macro-Je, pace Kaufman, nor Otí and Chiquitano, pace Greenberg.

These languages share irregular morphology with the Tupi and Carib families, and Rodrigues (2000) and Ribeiro connect them all as a Je-Tupi-Carib family.

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