Aikanã

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Aikaná, Corumbiara, Huari, Kasupá, Kolumbiara, Mondé, Tubarão, Uari, Wari
Population

150 (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 200 (Crevels 2012).

Location

Rondônia, west of Vilhena, near Cuiabá-Porto Velho highway.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Masaká (Massaca), Tubanao.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Portuguese [por], in most situations.

Language Development

Literacy is in Portuguese [por].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Corumbiara may also refer to the Kanoê [kxo] and the Mekens [skf]. Mondé also refers to the Salamãi [mnd].

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