Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family by Jonathan D. Hill, Fernando Santos-Granero

By Jonathan D. Hill, Fernando Santos-Granero

This penetrating examine is the 1st to synthesize the writings of ethnologists, historians, and anthropologists fascinated by modern Arawakan cultures in South the United States and the adjoining Caribbean basin. ahead of they have been principally decimated and dispersed by means of the results of eu colonization, Arawak-speaking peoples have been the main frequent language kinfolk in Latin the US and the Caribbean, and so they have been the 1st humans Columbus encountered within the Americas. "Comparative Arawakan Histories" examines social buildings, political hierarchies, rituals, non secular events, gender relatives, and linguistic diversifications via old views to record sociocultural range around the subtle Arawakan diaspora.

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