Xokleng

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Aweikoma, Aweikoma-Kaingang, Botocudos, Bugres, Bugré, Kaingang de Santa Catarina, Laklanô, Shokléng, Xakléng, Xogléng, Xokré, Xokrén, Xokréng
Population

100 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 890 (Crevels 2011).

Location

Santa Catarina state: Itajaí river tributary.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Number of speakers is dropping alarmingly due to intermarriage and countless social, political and cultural disruptions (Crevels 2007). Also use Portuguese [por], especially majority of the young people (Crevels 2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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