Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

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    • Abstract:
      Linguists typically classify the Indigenous Languages of the Americas into more than fifty distinct families, which collectively comprise approximately nine hundred and fifty different tongues. However, exact statistics have proven difficult to compile, owing to the outlying nature of some native communities; this issue is especially prevalent in some parts of South America, where numerous small pockets of aborigines still live in isolation from mainstream society, inhibiting efforts to catalog and study their speech patterns.