Apalaí

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Apalay, Aparai
Population

450 (1993 SIL). 100 monolinguals.

Location

Para State, mainly on Paru Leste river with fringe groups on Jari and Citare rivers, 20 villages; small area in Amapa State.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

OVS, SOV.

Language Use

Strong use. Also use Wayana [way].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 37%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].