Arawá language

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Not to be confused with Aruáshi language or Aruán language.
Native to Brazil
Region Amazonas State
Extinct 1877
  • Aruá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aru
Linguist list
Glottolog arua1263[1]

Arawá AKA Aruá is an extinct language of Brazil. The people were wiped out by introduced measles, and the last speaker died in 1877. All that survives is a word list from 1869.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Arua (Amazonas State)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.