Kulina

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Corina, Culina, Kulína, Kulyna, Madihá, Madija
Population

3,500 in Brazil (2006 ISA). Population total all countries: 3,900.

Location

Amazonas and Acre states, on Juruá and Purus rivers.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Minor changes from Peruvian dialect.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Still spoken as L1 in remote villages, but Portuguese [por] is becoming dominant in villages near cities (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1965–2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

May still be some uncontacted groups in the Brazil-Peru border area.

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