Purian languages

Purian languages

Purian (also Purían) is an extinct language of eastern Brazil. In fact there were two such languages:

1. Coropó (a.k.a. Coropa, Koropo, Koropó)
2. Purí (a.k.a. Puri, Colorado, Coroado)

Both are now extinct. Coropó was spoken in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Purí was spoken in Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais.

Purian is part of the Macro-Jê proposal.

External links


  • Campbell, Lyle. (1997). American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1.
  • Kaufman, Terrence. (1994). The native languages of South America. In C. Mosley & R. E. Asher (Eds.), Atlas of the world's languages (pp. 46-76). London: Routledge.

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