Macushi

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Macusi, Macuxi, Makuchi, Makushi, Makusi, Makuxi, Teueia, Teweya
Population

15,000 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 23,400 (2006 FUNASA). Total users in all countries: 15,930.

Location

Roraima state; Contingo, Mau, Pium, Quino rivers.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with Pemon [aoc] or Patamona [pbc].

Typology

OVS.

Language Use

Most still speak the language (Crevels 2007). Also use Portuguese [por], increasingly.

Language Development
NT: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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