Krenak language

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Native to Brazil
Region Minas Gerais
Ethnicity 150 Botocudo (2006)[1]
Native speakers
10 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kqq
Glottolog kren1239[2]

The Krenak language, or Botocudo, is the moribund sole surviving language of a small family believed to be part of the Macro-Gê languages. It was once spoken by the Botocudo people in Minas Gerais, but is known primarily by older women today.


  1. ^ a b Krenak at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Krenak". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.