Tembé

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Tenetehara
Population

150 (2000 SIL). Tembé: 820 (1999), Turiwara: 60 (1998). Ethnic population: 880 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Maranhão, Terra Indígena Alto Turiaçu, banks of the Gurupi river.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Intelligible with Guajajára [gub].

Language Development
NT: 2008.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Assimilated the closely related Turiwara [twt] (2007).