Xocó language

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Not to be confused with Xukuru language or Chocó languages.
Xocó
Shoko
Native to Brazil
Region Sergipe, Alagoas
Extinct (date missing)
Unclassified; not clear if a single language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 subsumed under kzw
Glottolog xoco1235  (Xoco)[1]
kari1255  (Kariri-Xoco)[2]

Xocó (Chocó, Shokó) is an extinct and poorly attested language or languages of Brazil that is not known to be related to other languages. It is known from three populations: Xokó (Chocó) in Sergipe, Kariri-Xocó (Kariri-Shoko, Cariri-Chocó) in Alagoas, and Xukuru-Kariri (Xucuru-Kariri, Xucuru-Cariri) in Alagoas. It is not clear if these were one language or three. It is only known from a few dozen words from one Kariri-Xoco elder and three Xukuru-Kariri elders in 1961.

In ISO encoding, the language was conflated with the Kariri family as ISO 639-3 [kzw] 'Karirí-Xocó'; Ethnologue does not indicate if this was a conscious decision.

Other languages with this name[edit]

Xoco, Xukuru, and Kariri are all common generic names in the region. See Kariri languages.

References[edit]

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