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Ofayé

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3opy

Population  15. Ethnic population: 62 (2005 ISA).
Region  Mato Grosso do Sul, along Verde, Vacaris, and Ivinhema rivers, around Brazilândia.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 169
Alternate names   Ofaié-Xavante, Opaié-Shavante, Opayé
Classification  Macro-Ge, Opaye
Language use  Shifted to Portuguese [por] mainly or Kaiwá [kgk].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 30%.
Comments  Language revival effort underway. Laborers. Christian. Nearly extinct.