Gavião, Pará

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Gavião do Mãe Maria, Parakatêjê, Perkatêjê, Pukobjê
Population

Two distinct ethnic groups speak Para Gaviao: Parakatêjê and Pukobjê. Ethnic population: 340 Parakatêjê, 470 Pukobjê (2005 ISA).

Location

Pará, new village called ‘Kaikoturé’, near Marabá; scattered in or near original locations in Maranhão.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Related to Krinkati-Timbira [xri], Canela [ram], and Krahô [xra].

Language Use

Ceremonies, songs, speeches. Positive attitudes. Increasingly also use regional Portuguese [por]. Portuguese used in schools.

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Parakatêjê Indian Community. Not to be confused with the Gavião of Jiparana [gvo].