Top 10 similar words or synonyms for chibchan

arawakan    0.861355

zoquean    0.854724

paezan    0.853900

panoan    0.853157

cariban    0.845484

misumalpan    0.841512

tucanoan    0.840673

barbacoan    0.835260

totonacan    0.822528

tequistlatecan    0.819850

Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for chibchan

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Chibchan languages Constenla argues that Cueva, the extinct dominant language of pre-Columbian Panama long assumed to be Chibchan based on a misinterpreted Kuna vocabulary, was actually Chocoan, but there is little evidence.
Chibchan languages The Chibchan languages (also Chíbchan, Chibchano) make up a language family indigenous to the Isthmo-Colombian Area, which extends from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia and includes populations of these countries as well as Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The name is derived from the name of an extinct language called "Chibcha" or "Muysccubun", once spoken by the people who lived on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of which the city of Bogotá was the southern capital at the time of the European invasion. However, genetic and linguistic data now indicate that the original heart of Chibchan languages and Chibchan-speaking peoples may not have been in Colombia at all, but in the area of the Costa Rica-Panama border, where one finds the greatest variety of Chibchan languages.
Chibchan languages The extinct languages of Antioquia, Old Catío and Nutabe, have been shown to be Chibchan (Adelaar & Muysken, 2004:49). The language of the Tairona is unattested, but may well be one of the Arwako languages still spoken in the Santa Marta range. The Zenú Sinú language of northern Colombia is also sometimes included, as are the Malibu languages, though without any factual basis.
Chibchan languages The Cofán language (Kofán, Kofane, A'i) of Ecuador and Colombia has been erroneously included in Chibchan due to borrowed vocabulary.
Chibchan languages The most significant neighboring linguistic groups, with which there are important relationships, are the Misumalpan languages (to the north) and the Choco languages (to the south). A larger family called "Macro-Chibchan", which would contain the Misumalpan languages, Xinca, and Lenca, was found convincing by Kaufman (1990). Dennis Holt (1986) claimed evidence for possible distant relationships with the Uto-Aztecan and Pano–Takanan language-families.
Chibchan water mouse The Chibchan water mouse ("Chibchanomys trichotis") is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.
Chibchan water mouse It is found in the Andean highlands of Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
Macro-Chibchan languages Macro-Chibchan is a proposed grouping of the languages of the Lencan, Misumalpan, & Chibchan families into a single large phylum (macrofamily). The Lencan & Misumalpan languages were once included in the Chibchan family proper, but were excluded pending further evidence as that family became well established. Kaufman (1990) finds the Chibchan–Misumalpan connection convincing, if as yet unsubstantiated, though Campbell (1997) finds it doubtful. The Xincan family was once included in Macro-Chibchan, but this is now doubtful.
Macro-Chibchan languages Constenla (2005) reconstructed five vowels and eleven consonants for Proto-Lenmichian, with the following reflexes:
Macro-Chibchan languages Constenla (2005) calls this proposed phylum "Lenmichí" (Lencan–Misumalpan–Chibchan) and provides 85 cognate sets which exhibit regular sound correspondences among the three families. He suggests that Chocoan may be related as well.