Gavião, Pará

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A language of Brazil

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

970 (Crevels 2011). 480 Gavião Perkatêjê and 490 Pukobjê (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 970 (2006 ISA). 480 Parakatêjê and 470 Pukobjê (Crevels 2011).

Location

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

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

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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