Language: Pokangá


This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

E16/E17/E18/E19 has an entry for Pokangá [pok] as an Eastern Tucanoan language of the Upper Tiquié river in northwest Brazil. The entry contains the comment that ``The people claim to speak Waimaha (Northern Barasano) [bao]''. The Waimaha [bao] entry indeed has the Upper Tiquié river included in the list of locations. This area has been survey many times and there is no other Tucano language spoken there ( Jackson, Jean E. 1983 , Giacone, Antônio 1949 , Theodor Koch-Grünberg 1912, 1913, 1914, 1914, 1915-1916, 1915-1916 ) except Tucano [tuo] and Waimaha [bao] (also known as Bará), and the non-Tucano languages of the hunting-gathering peoples living between the larger rivers also have entries. The Pokangá [pok] entry is spurious, and should be merged with the Waimaha [bao] entry as the information in both already indicates. See also: Waimaha [bao], Tucano [tuo].


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