Suyá

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Kisêdjê
Population

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

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. Also use Portuguese [por]. Used as L2 by Panará [kre].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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).