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Cuadro sinóptico de las lenguas indígenas de México

Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indígenas de México : o tratado de filología mexicana

L. Arteaga, lithographer, "Cuadro sinóptico de las lenguas indígenas de México."

Francisco Pimentel (1832–1893)
Cuadro sinóptico de las lenguas indígenas de México
Mexico: L. Arteaga, 1876
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Francisco Pimentel (1832–1893)
Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indígenas de México: o tratado de filología mexicana
Mexico: Tipografía de Isidoro Epstein, 1874–1875

This language tree was based on the work of Pimentel, a literary historian and linguist who analyzed and classified the indigenous languages of Mexico. The second edition of his comparative study Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indígenas de México won a gold medal from the Institut de France.

The tree represents a typological characterization of the languages, as opposed to a historical-genealogical one, and does not show how they divided from a common source. The third tree shows twenty Mayan languages, including Yucatec, which is a small branch on the left of the trunk.

Sarah Graham Kenan Fund
Rare Book Collection PM3008 .P5 1874 t. 1