Guajá

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Awá, Awá Guajá, Ayaya, Guaxare, Wazaizara
Population

280 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 370 (1995 AMTB).

Location

Maranhão, Terra Indígena Alto Turiaçu and Terra Indígena Caru, four settlements. Some isolated groups.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Related to Guajajára [gub].

Language Use

Vigorous. Low proficiency in Portuguese [por].