Waiwai language

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Waiwai
Native to Brazil, Guyana
Ethnicity Wai-Wai
Native speakers
unknown (2,200 cited 1990–2006)[1]
Cariban
  • Parukotoan
    • Waiwai languages
      • Waiwai
Dialects
Katawian (Tunayana)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 waw
Glottolog waiw1244[2]

Waiwai /ˈww/[3] (Uaiuai, Uaieue, Ouayeone) is a Cariban language of northern Brazil, with a couple hundred speakers across the border in southern Guyana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waiwai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Waiwai". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh