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Karipuna

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3kuq

Population  14 (2004 ISA).
Region  Rondônia, Acre, banks of Jaru, Jamery, Urupa, Cabecciras, Candeias, and Jaciparana rivers.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 124
Alternate names   Caripuna, Jau-Navo, Juanauo, Kagwahiva, Karipuná de Rondônia, Karipuná do Guaporé
Dialects  Jacaria, Pama (Pamana). The Karipuná, Amundava [adw], Kayabi [kyz], Júma [jua], and Tenharim [pah] all call themselves ‘Kagwahiva’ (Kagwahibm, Kagwahiv, Kawahip, Kavahiva, Kawaib, Kagwahiph). These varieties along with Uru-eu-wau-wau [urz] and Morerebi [xmo] are all linguistically very similar.
Classification  Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup VI
Language use  Some may also use Tenharim [pah].
Comments  Loukotka identified this as Panoan [knt]. Nearly extinct.
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