Karajá

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Caraiauna, Chambioa, Iraru Mahadu, Ixbyowa, Karaja do Norte, Ynã
Population

2,670 (Moore 2006). Karajá 1,860, Javaé 800, Xambioá 10 (D. Moore). Ethnic population: 3,190 (2009 FUNASA).

Location

Goiás, Pará, Mato Grosso, Araguaia river, Bananal Island, and Tocantins.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Javaé (Javahe), Karajá, Xambioá. Men and women speak different dialects.

Language Use

Portuguese [por] is the dominant language in Xambioá village (2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70%. Grammar. NT: 1983.
Writing
Latin script.