Sateré-Mawé

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A language of Brazil

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

9160 (2008 FUNASA).

Location

Pará, Amazonas, Andirá, and Maués rivers, between lower Tapajós and lower Madeira rivers. More than 14 villages.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

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.