A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Iuruna, Jaruna, Yudya, Yurúna

280 (Moore 2006). 1 speaker left in the Terra Indígena Paquiçamba in 1989; 35 ethnic group members in the TI Paquiçamba (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 360 (2006 FUNASA).


North Mato Grosso, Xingú park, near mouth of the Maritsauá-Mitau river, 2 villages. Pará, Altamira, Terra Indígena Paquiçamba.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. In Xingú Park most adult men speak Portuguese [por], about half the women understand it. Elders are less fluent in Portuguese but younger generations all speak it (Crevels 2007).