Dení

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Dani
Population

740 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 880 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Amazonas, between Purus and Juruá rivers, to the north-east of the Cunhua, Upper Cunhua and Xiruã rivers, Terra Indigena Camadeni and Terra Indigena Deni.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Inauini. Reportedly similar to Kulina [cul].

Language Use

Vigorous. Although most Deni speak some Portuguese [por], their native language is still well conserved (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1982.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].