Akwáwa language

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Akwáwa
Native to Brazil
Region Pará
Ethnicity Suruí do Pará, Asuriní, Parakanã
Native speakers
700 (1999)[1]
to 1,400  (1995–2006)[2]
Tupian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
asu – Asuriní
mdz – Suruí
pak – Parakanã
Glottolog tupi1284[3]

Akwáwa is a Tupi–Guarani dialect cluster spoken in Pará in western Brazil.

Dialects[edit]

There are three distinct dialects:[1]

  • Asuriní (of Tocantins or Trocará), or Akwawa
  • Suruí (of Tocantins or Pará), or Akewara
  • Parakanã, Awaeté

Both the name Asuriní and Suruí are used for related peoples and their languages: Suruí of Jiparaná, Suruí of Rondônia, Asuriní of Xingú, etc.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cheryl Jensen, 1999, "Tupí-Guaraní", in Dixon & Aikhenvald, The Amazonian Languages
  2. ^ Asuriní at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Suruí at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Parakanã at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tupi-Guarani Subgroup IV.A". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.