Rikbaktsa

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Aripaktsa, Canoeiro, Erikbatsa, Erikpatsa
Population

40 (2010 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,140 (2006 FUNASA).

Location

Mato Grosso, confluence of Sangue and Juruena rivers, Japuira on the east bank of the Juruena between the Arinos and Sangue rivers, and Posto Escondido on the west bank of the Juruena 700 km north. 9 villages, 14 settlements.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

A dying language. Bilingual in Portuguese [por]; the younger generation is more fluent (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2000.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Distinct from Avá-Canoeiro [avv] and Kanoé [kxo].