Piratapuyo

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Pira-Tapuya, Uaiana, Uaicana, Uaikena, Uainana, Waikhara, Waikino, Waina
Population

1,430 in Brazil (2005 FOIRN). Population total all countries: 1,880.

Location

Northwestern Amazonas, Terra Indígena Rio Negro, Terra Indígena Médio Rio Negro I, Terra Indígena Médio Rio Negro II, Terra Indígena Rio Téa. Also in Colombia.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Guanano [gvc] but ethnically distinct. The two groups do not intermarry. 75% intelligibility of Guanano (1992 N. Waltz).

Language Use

Strong use in home. Also use Tucano [tuo].

Language Development
A non-governmental organization s working in literacy. NT: 1991–2011.
Writing
Latin script.

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