Karipuna Creole French

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Crioulo
Population

2,400 (2008 SIL).

Location

Amapá state: on French Guiana border.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Conflicting reports about difference from Guianese Creole French [gcr]. Different from Haitian Creole [hat].

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Very weak language transmission. Also use Portuguese [por]. Used as L2 by Palikúr [plu].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Formerly spoke Karipuna [kgm], possibly from Marajó Island at the mouth of the Amazon. Also spoken by Galibi do Wasa ethnic group (2006 FUNASA), where language use is much stronger. Traditional religion, Christian.