Xakriabá language

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Native to Brazil
Region Minas Gerais
Ethnicity formerly Xakriabá people
Extinct 1864
  • Ge
    • Central
      • Acua
        • Xakriabá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xkr
Glottolog xakr1238[1]

Xakriabá (also written Chakriaba, Chikriaba, Shacriaba) is an extinct Ge language formerly spoken in Minas Gerais, Brazil by the Xakriabá people, who today speak Portuguese.[2]

The last confirmed native speaker of the language died in 1864.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Xakriaba". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Christopher Moseley (2007). Encyclopedia Of The World's Endangered Languages. London, UK: Routledge. p. 182. ISBN 9780700711970.