Language of the Day for 19 July 2013

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Asurini, Tocantins [asu]

A language of
Brazil
Population
300 (2001 ISA). Ethnic population: 303 (Moore 2006).
Status
7 (Shifting).
Language Use
Mostly adults. Almost all adults are fluent in Portuguese [por]; children almost exclusively use Portuguese (Crevels 2007).
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1973–1979.