Rikbaktsa

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Aripaktsá, Canoeiro, Erigbaagtsá, Erigpactsá, Erigpatsá, Erikbatsá, Erikpatsá, Rikpakcá, Rikpaktsá
Population

40 (2010 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,140 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Mato Grosso and Amazonas states: confluence of Sangue and Juruena rivers, Japuira on the east bank of the Juruena between Arinos and Sangue rivers; Posto Escondido on Juruena west bank 700 km north. 9 villages, 14 settlements.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

A dying language. Also use Portuguese [por], especially the younger generation (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Avá-Canoeiro [avv] and Kanoé [kxo].