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By Ineke Smeets

Mapuche is the language of the Mapuche (or Araucanians), the indigenous population of valuable Chile. it truly is spoken by way of approximately 400,000 humans in Chile and 40,000 in Argentina. the connection with different Amerindian languages has no longer but been verified. Mapuche is a hugely agglutinative language with a posh verbal morphology. This e-book bargains a accomplished and precise description of the Mapuche language. It encompasses a grammar (phonology, morphology and syntax), a suite of texts (stories, conversations and songs) and a Mapuche-English dictionary. The abundance of examples either within the grammar and the dictionary makes for a full of life description of the language with a view to be of curiosity not just to people who perform Amerindian linguistics but in addition to these attracted to language thought and language typology.

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