Marúbo

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Kaniuá, Marova, Maruba
Population

1,250 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Amazonas, along headwaters of Curuçá, Ipixuna, and Javarí tributaries, near the Peru border. Large groups in Atalaia do Norte city; smaller groups in Cruzeiro do Sul city.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. No comprehension of Matsés (Mayoruna) [mcf] reported. Possibly intelligible of Panoan Katukína [knt].

Language Use

Vigorous. Youth now learn Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007). Older people know some Quechua and Spanish [spa] (Crevels 2007).