Gavião, Pará


A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Gavião Perkatêjê, Gavião do Mãe Maria, Gavião do Pará, Parakatêjê, Perkatêjê, Pukobjê

970 (Crevels 2012). 480 Gavião Perkatêjê and 490 Pukobjê (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 970 (2006 ISA). 480 Parakatêjê and 470 Pukobjê (Crevels 2012).


Pará state: Kaikoture near Maraba; possibly in original locations in Maranhão state.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).


None known. Related to Krinkati-Timbira [xri], Canela [ram], and Krahô [xra].

Language Use

Ceremonies, songs, speeches. Positive attitudes. Also use Portuguese [por], a particular regional variety, increasingly, and especially in schools.

Other Comments

Not to be confused with the Gavião of Jiparana [gvo].

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