Kaimbé language

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Native to Brazil
Region Bahía
Extinct early 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xai
Glottolog kaim1235[1]

Kaimbé is an extinct unclassified language of eastern Brazil. The ethnic population numbered an estimated 1,100 to 1,400 in 1986. The language is scarcely attested; in 1961 one elder was able to remember a few single words mixed with Kiriri.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kaimbé". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos: KAIMBÉ[1]