Akuntsu language

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Native to Brazil
Ethnicity Akuntsu people
Native speakers
6  (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aqz
Glottolog akun1241[2]

Akuntsu is an undocumented Tupian language of Brazil. Peaceful contact with the Akuntsu people was only made in 1995; they had been massacred by cattle ranchers in the 1980s.[3]


  1. ^ Akuntsu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Akuntsu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fiona-watson-were-watching-an-extinction-in-a-lifetime-1801794.html