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Arutani

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3atx

Population  17 in Brazil (1986 SIL). Population total all countries: 42.
Region  Roraima. Also in Venezuela.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 49
Alternate names   Aoaqui, Auake, Auaqué, Awake, Oewaku, Orotani, Uruak, Urutani
Classification  Arutani-Sape
Language use  Most have intermarried with the Ninam, some with the Pemon (Arecuna) and a few with the Sapi and do not speak Arutani fluently. Some also use Ninam [shb]. The remaining also use Ninam.
Comments  Nearly extinct.

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Venezuela

Language name   Arutani
Population  25 in Venezuela (2001 census). Ethnic population: 29 in Venezuela (2002 SIL).
Region  Below Karum River area, Bolivar state, headwaters of the Paraqua and Uraricáa rivers.
Language map  Venezuela, reference number 3
Alternate names  Aoaqui, Auake, Auaqué, Awaké, Oewaku, Uruak, Urutani
Language use  Also use Ninam [shb].
Comments  Most intermarried with the Ninam, some with the Pemon (Arecuna), a few with the Sape and do not speak Arutani fluently. Nearly extinct.
 
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