Ofayé language

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Native to Brazil
Region Mato Grosso do Sul
Native speakers
2  (2005)[1]
  • Ofaie languages
    • Ofayé
Language codes
ISO 639-3 opy
Glottolog ofay1240[2]

The Ofayé or Opaye language, also Ofaié-Xavante, Opaié-Shavante, forms its own branch of the Macro-Gê languages. It is spoken by about a quarter of the small Ofayé people, though language revitalization efforts are underway.


  1. ^ Ofayé at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ofayé". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.