Waiká language

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Native to Brazil
Region Roraima, Amazonas
Ethnicity Yanomami
Native speakers
6,000 (2006)[1]
  • Waiká
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wca
Glottolog yano1262[2]

Waiká, also Yanomámi, is one of several closely related languages spoken by the Yanomami people in Brazil. Most speakers are monolingual. For a grammatical description, see Yanomaman languages.

The names Waika (Guaica) and Yanomami are shared with the Yanomamö language.


  1. ^ Waiká at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yanomámi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.