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Waiwai

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3waw

Population  2,910 in Brazil (2005 ISA). Population total all countries: 3,110.
Region  Amazonas, Pará, Roraima. Also in Guyana.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 58
Alternate names   Ouayeone, Uaieue, Uaiuai
Dialects  Katawian (Katwena, Katawina, Catawian, Catauian, Parucutu, Parukutu, Katuena, Cachuena, Tunayana, Tonayana). Related to Salumá [slj]. Voegelin and Voegelin (1977) treat Katawian as a separate language.
Classification  Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Waiwai
Language development  Bible: 2002.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Hunters; fishermen.

Also spoken in:

Guyana

Language name   Waiwai
Population  200 in Guyana (Forte 1990).
Region  Southwest Guyana, headwaters of the Essequibo River.
Language map  Guyana
Alternate names  Ouayeone, Parukota, Uaieue, Uaiuai
Dialects  Katawian (Katwena, Katawina).
 
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