Mato Grosso Arára language

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Native to Brazil
Region Mato Grosso
Extinct 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 axg
Glottolog mato1253[1]

Mato Grosso Arára (also disambiguated as Arara do Beiradão or Arara do Rio Branco, and also known as Koaiá ~ Koayá) is an extinct unclassified language of Brazil. The ethnic population that spoke the language numbers about 150.

The language is unclassified, with no known connections to established families. It is attested in a single word list, which shows it is neither Tupian nor Arawakan. Four people remembered the language in 2001, and two in 2008, but none were fluent speakers. [2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mato Grosso Arára". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices

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