Yanomámi

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Parahuri, Surara, Waicá, Waiká, Xurima, Yanoam, Yanomam, Yanomamé
Population

6,000 (Moore 2006). 11,700 for all Yanomam groups in Brazil (2000 ISA). Most are monolingual. Ethnic population: 9,000 (1994 SIL).

Location

Roraima, Waicá post, Uraricuera river; Amazonas, Toototobi post; Roraima, Catrimani River.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Jauari (Aica, Joari, Yoari), Kohoroxitari, Nanomam (Karime), Xamatari, Yanamam (Patimitheri, Waika), Yanomam (Guadema, Naomam, Wadema, Warema), Yanomay (Toototobi).

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Seminomadic.