Tuxá language

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Native to Brazil
Region Bahia, Pernambuco
Extinct end 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tud
Glottolog tuxa1239[1]

Tuxá (Tusha; also Todela ~ Rodela, Carapató, Payacú) was the eastern Brazilian language of the Tuxá people, who now speak Portuguese. The language ceased being spoken in the late 19th century, but in the 1960s a research team found two women that had been expelled from the Tuxa tribe in Bahia who knew some thirty words.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tuxá". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.