Maxakalí

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Caposho, Cumanasho, Kumanuxú, Macuni, Mashakalí, Maxacalí, Monacó, Monaxo, Monocho, Tikmuún
Autonym
Tikmũ’ũn Yĩy’ax
Population

1,270 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 1,270 (Crevels 2011).

Location

Minas Gerais and Bahia states: 160 km inland from coast. 14 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Young population. Some also use Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 37%. Literacy rate in L2: 37%. Dictionary. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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