Paumarí

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Purupurú
Population

290 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 870 (2000).

Location

Amazonas, Purus River, 3 villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Kurukuru (Curucuru), Paumarm (Pammari), Uaiai. 3 inherently intelligible dialects.

Language Use

Elderly only. Younger people either speak Portuguese [por] or a mixture of Portuguese and Paumari (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. NT: 1995–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

In 1964 there were 96 Paumarí in 1 village. By 1994 they had increased to 700 in several villages.