A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Paikwene, Palicur, Palijur, Palikour, Palincur, Paricores, Paricuria, Parikurene, Parinkur-lene

1,290 in Brazil (2010 IEPE). Population total all countries: 1,540.


Amapá, banks of Urucauá river, right-bank tributary of the Uaçá between the Uaçá and Curipi rivers, Oiapoque municipality, Terra Indígena Uaçá I and II, in 10 villages. Also in French Guiana.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Language Use

Strong vitality. Many also use Karipuna Creole French [kmv]; majority of educated, younger generation also use Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982.
Latin script.

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