Tembé

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Tenetehara
Population

150 (2000 SIL). Ethnic population: 880 (Crevels 2007). Tembé: 820 (1999), Turiwara: 60 (1998).

Location

Para State, Terra Indígena Alto Turiaçu, banks of the Gurupi river.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Intelligible with Guajajára [gub].

Language Development
NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Assimilated the closely related Turiwara [twt] (Crevels 2007).