Apalaí

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Apalay, Aparai
Population

450 (1993 SIL). 100 monolinguals.

Location

Pará, mainly on Paru Leste river with fringe groups on Jari and Citare rivers. 20 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

OVS, SOV

Language Use

Strong use. Most also use Wayana [way].

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