A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Iuruna, Jaruna, Jurûna, Yudjá, Yudya, Yurúna

280 (Moore 2006). 1 speaker left in the Terra Indígena Paquiçamba in 1989 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 360 (2006 FUNASA). 35 ethnic group members in the Tierra Indígena Paquiçamba (Crevels 2007).


Mato Grosso state: Xingu park, 2 villages; Maritsauu-Mitau river mouth; possibly also Pará state.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Portuguese [por], especially the younger generations and most men in Xingu Park; about half of the women understand it; elders are less fluent in it (Crevels 2007).

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