Sikiana language

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Sikiana
Kaxuiâna (Katxúyana)
Native to Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
Ethnicity Sikiana people
Native speakers
unknown (33 in Brazil cited 1986)[1]
15 in Suriname (2001)
Cariban
  • Parukotoan
    • Sikiana–Salumá?
      • Sikiana
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
sik – Shikuyana (Sikiana)
kbb – Warikyana (Kaxuiâna)
Glottolog siki1239  (Sikiana)[2]
kaxu1237  (Kaxuiâna)[3]
paux1235  (Pauxi)[4]

Sikiana, or Kashuyana, is a Carib language that was spoken by 33 people in Brazil and 15 people in Suriname. It was spoken in Venezuela at one time and is now probably extinct there. The Warikyana dialect went extinct around 2000, and the language frequently goes by the name of the surviving dialect, Sikiana.

References[edit]

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