Akawaio

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A language of Guyana

Alternate Names
Acahuayo, Acewaio, Akawai, Ingariko
Population

4,500 in Guyana (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 5,350. Ethnic population: 5,000 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Mazaruni river basin, north of Patamona. Also in Brazil (Ingarikó), Venezuela.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Macushi [mbc], marginally intelligible with the Arecuna dialect of Pemon [aoc].

Language Development
NT: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Important differences in vocabulary from Patamona [pbc]. Traditional religion.

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