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Sikiana

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3sik

Population  33 in Brazil (1986 SIL). Population total all countries: 48.
Region  Northwest Pará, between Rio Cafuini and headwaters of the Turuna and Itapi, near the Suriname border. Also in Suriname, Venezuela.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 62
Alternate names   Chikena, Chiquena, Chiquiana, Shikiana, Sikiâna, Sikïiyana, Xikiyana, Xikujana
Dialects  Similar to Salumá [slj].
Classification  Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Waiwai, Sikiana
Comments  Nearly extinct.

Also spoken in:

Suriname

Language name   Sikiana
Population  15 in Suriname (Carlin 2001). Ethnic population: 50.
Region  Sipaliwini River in Kwamalasamutu.
Alternate names  Chikena, Sikiyana, Tshikiana
Language use  Also use Trió [tri].
Comments  Nearly extinct.
 

Venezuela

Language name   Sikiana
Language map  Venezuela, reference number 30
Alternate names  Chikena, Chiquena, Chiquiana, Shikiana, Sikiána
Comments  Possibly extinct in Venezuela. Nearly extinct.
 
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