Yuhup

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
“Maku” (pej.), Makú-Yahup, Yahup, Yahup Makú, Yëhup
Population

400 in Brazil (Moore 2006). Population total all countries: 500.

Location

Amazonas, living in 11 villages on the Ira, Cunuri, Castanha, Apapóris, Tiquié, and Igarapé Samaúma rivers. Also in Colombia.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Limited intelligibility of Hupdë [jup]. Ruhlen and others classify it as related to Puinave [pui].

Typology

OSV

Language Use

All ages. Men also use Tucano [tuo]; almost 50% of the men also use Portuguese [por].

Language Development
Schooling in Portuguese [por] is desired but some teaching is done in Yuhup.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

South of the Hupdë [jup]. Preferred autoethnonym: Yuhupdeh.