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Lv 5
nina asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

South american native language similar to some oriental lang.?

No not china but I was reviewing some Quechua words and they sound as urdu or similar,from India, wow. Somebody knows why?

2 Answers

  • Hannah
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    There are theories floating around that suggest that Asian languages have similarities with Native American languages, but the similarities are usually so slight it's normally just a coincidence.

    But many linguistics will argue that's it due to humans migrating from the eastern asian countries to the Americas and brought their languages with them which soon evolved into the Native American languages.

    There's not REALLY a right answer. There is proof that some of the languages have similarites, but as I said, most similiartites are slight. It's a matter of opinion.

  • There are 16 different Quechua dialects........and if you look closely enough, you can find similar sounding/spelled words in every language on the planet.

    Source(s): Ojibwe
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