Piman (or Tepiman) refers to a group of languages within the Uto-Aztecan family that are spoken by ethnic groups (including the Pima) spanning from Arizona in the north to Durango, Mexico in the south.
The Piman languages are as follows (Campbell 1997):
- 1. O'odham (also known as Pima language, Papago language)
- 2. O'ob (also known as Mountain Pima, Lowland Pima)
- 3. O'otham (also known as Tepehuán proper, Southwestern Tepehuán, Southeastern Tepehuán)
- 4. Tepecano (†)
Piman languages are agglutinative, where words use suffix complexes for a variety of purposes with several morphemes strung together.
Campbell, Lyle (2000) . American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America. Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics, 4. William Bright (series general ed.) (OUP paperback ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1. OCLC 32923907.
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