Asurini, Tocantins

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Akwaya, Assuriní, Asuriní, Asuriní do Tocantins, Asuriní do Trocará
Population

300 (2001 ISA). Ethnic population: 300 (Moore 2006).

Location

Para State, on Tocantins river, Trocará near Tucurui.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Typology

OVS.

Language Use

Mostly adults. Almost all adults are fluent in Portuguese [por]; children almost exclusively use Portuguese (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1973–1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Asuriní do Xingú [asn].