Xokleng

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Aweikoma, Botocudos, Bugre
Population

760 (1998 ISA).

Location

Santa Catarina, along tributary of Itajaí river.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Number of speakers is dropping alarmingly due to intermarriage and countless social, political and cultural disruptions (Crevels 2007). Vast majority of the young people use only Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Glossonym: Bugre, used for Kaingang [kgp] and Brazilian Guaraní [gun]; Kaingang is sometimes used for Xokleng.