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 (2007). Vast majority of the young people use only Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

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