Apinayé

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Apinagé, Apinajé
Population

1,260 (2003 FUNASA). Ethnic population: 1,525 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Tocantins, near Tocantinópolis. 6 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Most men speak Portuguese [por] fluently. All women understand Portuguese even if they don’t speak it (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Grammar. NT: 1999–2010.
Writing
Latin script.