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Guarani Language


The Sound of the Caipira Brazilian Portuguese dialect (Numbers, Greetings, Sample Text & Story)

Old Tupi or classical Tupi is an extinct Tupian language which was spoken by the native Tupi people of Brazil, mostly those who inhabited coastal regions in South and Southeast Brazil. It belongs to the Tupi–Guarani language family, and has a written history spanning the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. In the early colonial period, Tupi was used as a lingua franca throughout Brazil by Europeans and Amerindians, and had literary usage, but it was later suppressed almost to extinction, leaving only one modern descendant with an appreciable number of speakers, Nheengatu.
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  • History 

  • Tupi research 

  • Phonology 

  • Writing system 

  • Morphology 

  • Grammatical structure 

  • Sample text 

  • Presence of Tupi in Brazil 

  • Recurrence