Kulina

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Corina, Culina, Kulyna, Kulína, Madihá, Madija
Autonym
Madiha
Population

3,000 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 3,500 (Crevels 2011). Total users in all countries: 3,420.

Location

Acre and Amazonas states: Juruá and Purus rivers.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Minor changes from Peruvian dialect.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Still spoken as L1 in remote villages, but Portuguese [por] is becoming dominant in villages near cities (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literature. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

May still be some uncontacted groups in the Brazil-Peru border area.

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