Mundurukú

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Caras-Pretas, Monjoroku, Mundurucu, Paiquize, Pari, Weidyenye
Population

7,500 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 10,100 (2002 FUNASA).

Location

Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Pará states; middle Madeira, and middle and upper Tapajós rivers; 22 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Grasslands villages quite monolingual. Also use Portuguese [por]. Used as L2 by Apinayé [apn].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1980.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Population formerly decimated by outsiders’ diseases and malaria, is presently growing. Traditional religion, Christian.