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That is, these forms show similarity to more than one stock or phylum. The greatest degree of Similarity is with the Arawakan languages. Inasmuch, however, as all the Amazonian languages, regardless of stock or phylum affiliation, borrowed very heavily from one another beginning in very early times, it is difficult to assign a clear-cut origin to such putative loans into Timucua. The intense riverine trade of the entire Amazon region since time immemorial has tended to blur many language differences, grammatical as well as lexical, within and between phyla (Migliazza 1985:20), and it is accordingly nearimpossible to define with any degree of reliability the exact origin of most of the pan-Amazonian lexemes.

Star 15. Water acu yoroba chubobo ibi(ne) -axi ori -wiweni/uni 1. Alligator 2. Blood 3. Drink 4. Earth 5. Eat 6. Eye 7. Fire 8. Hand 9. Heart *iSo(-rj) *zie *iikii Iduru-l OTHER yakare (TupO hota homu Idokial hua (Choco) *wii kobe pe (Choco) oi (Yaruro) waro (Yanom) waniku axo (Choco) -harahoe (Yaruro) wi (Yaruro) arao Wheeler (I972); Warao forms are from Osborn (1967a, 1967b, 1968). Barral (1957). de Goeje (1930), and Williams (1928, 1929). Other forms, largely Macro-Chibchan, are from Loukotka (I968).

Ultimately these refugees merged with the general population (Granberry 1987: 19). we have a short Tawasa vocabulary from 1707 - but they, too, soon disappeared as a separate entity, absorbed into the Muskogean-speaking Alabama, by whom they were still remembered by name as late as 1914 (Swanton 1929:446). While we have no information on the organization of either the Oconi or the Tawasa at the time of initial French and Spanish colonization, the Timucua of southeast Georgia and Florida were organized into tribal-political units, some apparently very loose-jointed, others with a considerable degree of formalization.

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