Suyá

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Kisêdjê
Population

350 (2006 FUNASA). 330 Suya (main dialect); 58 Tapayúna (1995 ISA). All Tapayuna speak their native language (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 350 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Mato Grosso, Xingú Park, headwaters of Rio Culuene. Tapayúnas in Pará, Terra Indígena Capoto or Jarina reservation, Kayapó villages (2002 ISA).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Beiço de Pau (Tapayúna), Yaruma (Jarumá, Waiku).

Language Use

Vigorous. Few also use Portuguese [por].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Yaruma dialect became extinct around 2007. Ethnic autonym for Beiço de Pau: Tapayúna, who no longer live with Suyás; they moved out of Xingú Park to live in Kayapó villages in Terra Indígena Capoto or Jarina reservation in Pará state (2002 ISA).