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Old May 17th, 2018, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hello everybody.Do we know how many indians languages exist in 1492 ? Are there different dictionaries made by specialists of this question ? Thank you
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Old May 18th, 2018, 05:31 AM   #2

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Hi, when you wrote America it is the whole continent or only USA?
My question is I'm cant respond for only USA maybe they have the data for the languages on his country.
Now for the continent no we dont how many langagues existed before the contact, in reality we dont know how many native americans lived here. Some more famous languages there are dictionaries. To show some examples.

Quechua.
http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/quechu...uechuaDicc.pdf

NAHUATL
https://sites.ualberta.ca/~csmackay/Mecayapan.pdf

Classic Maya.
http://www.mesoweb.com/resources/voc...ry-2009.01.pdf
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This might be a place to start.

Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages
Scroll down to language families. So many sub-sets.
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Old May 18th, 2018, 08:56 AM   #4

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In Brazil, several indigenous languages are dead or in serious danger of extinction:

tupi antigo;
tupiniquim;
tamoio;
pataxó;
tabajara;
tapes;
tremembé;
temiminó;
carijó;
cariri;
caeté;
charrua;
coroado;
goitacá;
guaianá;
guaicuru;
jabuti;
krenak;
paiaguá;
tairirius;
botocudo;
avá-canoeiro.
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None, there were no Indians in the Americas prior to 1492.
If you are referring to Native American languages, there are many diverse languages that have existed and still exist to this day in the Americas.

North America (north of Mexico): 296 indigenous languages
Mesoamerica: ~30 indigenous languages
South America and the Caribbean Islands: Over 1,500 languages before the arrival of Columbus, 350 of which are still spoken today.
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Hello everybody.Do we know how many indians languages exist in 1492 ? Are there different dictionaries made by specialists of this question ? Thank you
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indige...f_the_Americas
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None, there were no Indians in the Americas prior to 1492.
If you are referring to Native American languages, there are many diverse languages that have existed and still exist to this day in the Americas.
So clever. The term Native American is a rebranding of the American Indian by the elites to serve their interest in Indian-Americans, a group the establishment thinks is of more economic value than American Indians. So once again the American Indians are kicked aside, as usual under the guise of doing them a service.
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So clever. The term Native American is a rebranding of the American Indian by the elites to serve their interest in Indian-Americans, a group the establishment thinks is of more economic value than American Indians. So once again the American Indians are kicked aside, as usual under the guise of doing them a service.
It doesn't matter though, the indigenous Americans were not in any way connected to India prior to Columbus. Just because Christopher Columbus made a geographical mistake does not mean that they are "American Indians".
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It doesn't matter though, the indigenous Americans were not in any way connected to India prior to Columbus. Just because Christopher Columbus made a geographical mistake does not mean that they are "American Indians".
This is news? What, you think you’re on to something? Everyone knows that.

Here in the New World we have our own ways. Why we even call Duetschers “Germans” and call Germans “Dutch”. Big deal.
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So clever. The term Native American is a rebranding of the American Indian by the elites to serve their interest in Indian-Americans, a group the establishment thinks is of more economic value than American Indians. So once again the American Indians are kicked aside, as usual under the guise of doing them a service.
Care to cite some authority for this "stealth" campaign by East Indians living in the US? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native...me_controversy
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