Waimiri-Atroarí

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Atroahy, Atroahí, Atroarí, Atroaí, Atrowari, Atruahí, Ki’nya, Kinja, Kinja Iara, Kinã
Population

2,010 (2018 ISA).

Location

Amazonas state: border area with Roraima state on Alalau and Camanau, Jatapu, and Jauaperi rivers. 24 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Atruahi, Waimirí (Uaimirí, Wahmirí), Jawaperi (Yauaperi).

Language Use

Used by all. Some also use Portuguese [por], especially males (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Contacted by Waiwai [waw] people in 1968. Different from Atorai, dialect of Wapishana [wap]. Traditional religion.

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