Tuxá language

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Tuxá
Native to Brazil
Region Bahia, Pernambuco
Extinct end 19th century
unclassified
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tud
Glottolog tuxa1239[1]

Tuxá (Tusha; also Todela ~ Rodela, Carapató, Payacú) was the eastern Brazilian language of the Tuxá people, who now speak Portuguese. The language ceased being spoken in the late 19th century, but in the 1960s a research team found two women that had been expelled from the Tuxa tribe in Bahia who knew some thirty words.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tuxá". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.