Asurini of Xingú


A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Assurinikin, Assuriní, Asurini do Xingú, Asuriní de Koatinema, Awaeté, Awaté, Kuben-Kamrektí

120 (Pereira 2009), increasing. Any monolingual speakers are above 40 years of age (Pereira 2009). Ethnic population: 120 (Pereira 2009).


Pará state: Xingu River, Kwatinemu village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Different from Tocantins Asurini (Akwaya) [asu], and Arawete [awt].

Language Use

Adults are very engaged in making sure that their children learn their mother tongue first (Pereira 2009). Used by all. Many also use Portuguese [por], especially those under 40 (Crevels 2007).

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