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Mapidian

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3mpw

Population  50 in Brazil (1986 Howard).
Region  Roraima, with the Waiwai [waw]. Also in Guyana.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 57
Alternate names   Mahuayana, Maiopitian, Maopityan, Mawayana
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 10% with Wapishana [wap] and 20% with Atorada [aox].
Classification  Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Wapishanan
Language use  Also use Waiwai.
Comments  Nearly extinct.

Also spoken in:

Guyana

Language name   Mapidian
Region  Southwest Guyana, with the Waiwai.
Alternate names  Maiopitian, Maopityan
Language use  Ethnic group members probably speak Waiwai [waw].
Comments  Most if not all moved to Brazil in the 1960s. No remaining speakers in Guyana. Nearly extinct.
 
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