Sikiana

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Chikena, Chiquena, Chiquiana, Shikiana, Sikiâna, Sikïiyana, Xikiyana, Xikujana
Population

33 in Brazil (1986 SIL). Population total all countries: 48.

Location

Northwest Para State, between Rio Cafuini and headwaters of the Turuna and Itapi, near the Suriname border.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Salumá [slj].

Language Use

Also speak Waiwai [waw] fluently (Crevels 2007).

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