A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Paikwene, Palicur, Palijur, Palikour, Palincur, Paricores, Paricuria, Parikurene, Parinkur-lene

1,290 in Brazil (2010 Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indígena). Population total all countries: 1,540.


Amapa State, banks of Urucauá river, right-bank tributary of the Uaçá between the Uaçá and Curipi rivers, Oiapoque municipality, Terra Indígena Uaçá I and II, in 10 villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Strong vitality. Many also use Karipuna Creole French [kmv] (Crevels 2007). Majority of educated youth also use Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982.

Latin script [Latn].

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