Sateré-Mawé

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Andira, Arapium, Mabue, Maragua, Maué, Mawé, Sataré
Population

9,160 (2008 FUNASA).

Location

Para and Amazonas states, Andirá, and Maués rivers, between lower Tapajós and lower Madeira rivers, more than 14 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Recent data show that Aweti [awe] and Sateré-Mawé probably form a separate sub-branch within the Tupian linguistic family (Crevels 2007).

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Bilingualism in Portuguese [por] varies greatly depending on the area (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 12%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Grammar. NT: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].