Macushi

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Macusi, Makushi, Makusi, Makuxi, Teueia, Teweya
Population

16,500 in Brazil (Moore 2006). Population total all countries: 18,030. Ethnic population: 23,400 (2001 FUNASA).

Location

Contingo, Quino, Pium, and Mau rivers, northeast Roraima and Rio Branco.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with Pemon [aoc] or Patamona [pbc].

Typology

OVS.

Language Use

Most still speak the language (Crevels 2007). Increasing in Portuguese [por].

Language Development
NT: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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