Yawanawa

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Iauanauá, Jawanaua, Yahuanahua
Population

520 (2006 FUNASA). Includes 360 Shanenawa (2002 FUNAI). Scattered; only 1 village of 100 people.

Location

Acre, Gregório river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Portuguese [por].

Language Development
Bible portions.
Other Comments

Some consider Yawanawá, Arara do Acre, Shanenawá [swo], and Yaminawa [yaa] to be dialects of one language (Arara).