Desano

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Boleka, Desâna, Desana-Siriana, Dessano, Kusibi, Oregu, Uina, Wina, Wirã
Population

960 in Brazil (1995 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,530 (Moore 2006). Total users in all countries: 3,420.

Location

Amazonas state: Terra Indígena Alto Rio Negro, sixty communities on Tiquié river and tributaries; border with Colombia.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with Siriano [sri].

Typology

Whistle speech reported.

Language Use

Also use Tucano [tuo].

Language Development
Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1984–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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