Suruí do Pará dialect

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Suruí do Pará
Native to Brazil (Pará)
Ethnicity Suruí
Native speakers
260 (2006)[1]
Tupian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mdz
Glottolog suru1261[2]

The Suruí do Pará dialect of the Tupian Akwáwa language of Brazil is spoken in the Araguaia region in the state Pará and in the town of São João do Araguaia. It is written in the Latin script, but literacy in Suruí do Pará is extremely low.[1]

Suruí do Pará is regarded as a dialect of Akwáwa by linguists such as Aryon Dall'Igna Rodrigues. The other two dialects of Akwáwa are Parakanã and Asuriní of Tocantins.[3]

Names[edit]

It is also known as Aikewara, Akewara, Akewere, and Suruí.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suruí do Pará at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Suruí Do Pará". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Suruí: Language." Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Suruí do Pará." Ethnologue. Retrieved 5 April 2012.