Language of the Day for 28 August 2013

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Kuruáya [kyr]

A language of
Brazil
Population
3 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 130 (2006 FUNASA). 115 (2002) in Cajueiro village (Crevels 2007).
Status
8b (Nearly extinct).
Language Use
8 elders in the city speak either Kuruaya or Xipaya [xiy]. Shifted to Portuguese [por]. Elderly speakers. Also use Portuguese [por], especially in Cajueiro village where people only know a few words in their L1 (Crevels 2007).