Chibchan languages

Chibcha language family is one in Central America, South America and belongs to the indigenous American languages ​​.

The Chibchasprachen are a family of native Indian languages ​​of Colombia and Central America. The name is a variation of an extinct language called Chibcha or Muisca, which was spoken by the inhabitants near the city of Bogotá to the time of discovery. This Chibcha died out soon after on May 10, 1783 all foreign languages ​​were banned. However, it is now believed that the genetic and linguistic origin of the Chibcha is likely to be found in Costa Rica and Panama than in Colombia, where the greatest variety is found at Chibchasprachen, including the two still most commonly spoken: Ngäbere, the language the Guaymí, and Kuna.


Occasionally, it is assumed that it is possible Chibcha languages ​​merge with the Misumalpa, Lenca, Tarascan, Xinca, Cuitlatec and Yanoama languages ​​to a macro - Chibcha language family called. Joseph Greenberg shares the Chibcha languages ​​with Paez into what he calls the Chibcha Paez subfamily of the Ameri -Indian. Also, relationships with language families of the Uto- Aztec language and the Pano - Takana languages ​​have been proposed, but all these approaches have in common is that they are highly speculative and are difficult to substantiate empirically. The most common have Chibcha languages ​​with the neighboring Misumalpa languages ​​in the north and the Choco languages ​​in the south.