The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA



Covers the "wider Tupian" grouping.

Comprising 10 sets of languages (= 50 outer languages) spoken or formerly spoken by communities in Brazil and neighbouring regions of South America, from French Guiana to northern Argentina.

At the centre of the "wider Tupian" grouping is the [88-AAI] Tupi-Guarani net, which includes not only the modern Guarani language, joint official language in Paraguay, but also the last vestiges of the former "vehicular" Tupi, based originally on coastal idioms (especially Tupinamba) and used widely in 17th and 18th century Brazil.

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