Hupdë

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Hup, Hupda, “Hupdá Makú” (pej.), Hupdah, “Jupdá Macú” (pej.), Jupde, “Macú de Tucano” (pej.), “Makú-Hupdá” (pej.), Ubdé
Population

1,000 in Brazil (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 1,240.

Location

Amazonas state: Rio Auari.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Hupdë, Tuhup, Nëhup. Ruhlen and others classify it as Puinave, Macro-Tucanoan. Intelligible with Yahup [yab].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Portuguese [por], Tucano [tuo].

Language Development
Children do not attend school. Where informal schooling is available Hupdë is used as the language of instruction. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], in development.

Other Comments

Subservient to the Tucano and other Tucanoan Indians. Some nomadic between Brazil and Colombia.

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