|Native speakers||ca. 1,700 (2006–2007)|
jup – Hup
yab – Yuhup (Yahup)
The Hup language (also called Hupdë, Hupdá, Hupdé, Hupdá Makú, Jupdá, Macú, Makú-Hupdá, Macú De, Hupda, and Jupde) is one of the four Nadahup languages. It is spoken by the Hupda and Yohup, indigenous Amazonian peoples who live in Brazil and Colombia. There are at least three main dialects of Hupdë, of which Yohup (Yuhupde, Yahup) is so distinct that native speakers report limited mutual intelligibility. Hupdë is considered an inferior language by the neighbouring peoples of the Hupda. This has led to all adult Hupda becoming bilingual, speaking both Hupdë and Tucanoan. The bilingualism is one-sided, however, as native speakers of Tucanoan do not believe Hupdë to be a language worth learning. Hupdë is a nominative–accusative language, with a highly developed evidentiality system.
- Hup reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Yuhup (Yahup) reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- The letter ë stands for [ə].
- Christopher Moseley (2007). Encyclopedia of the world's endangered languages. Routledge. p. 132. ISBN 0-7007-1197-X.
- Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Robert M. W. Dixon (2006). Grammars in Contact. Oxford University Press. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-19-920783-6.
- Robert M. W. Dixon; Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (1999). The Amazonian Languages. Cambridge University Press. p. 404. ISBN 0-521-57021-2.
- Epps, Patience (2005). Areal diffusion and the development of evidentiality: Evidence from Hup. Studies in Language, 29:617-650.
- Patience Epps (2008) A Grammar of Hup. Mouton de Gruyter.
- Moore, Barbara J.; Franklin, Gail L. Breves notícias da língua Maku-Hupda. Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1979 
- Hup Vocabulary List (from the World Loanword Database)
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