Xukuru language

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Native toBrazil
Ethnicity6,400 Xukuru people (1999)[1]
Extinct(date missing)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3xoo

Xukuru (Xucuru, Shukurú) is an extinct and poorly attested language of Brazil. It is also known as Kirirí, Kirirí-Xokó, Ichikile. It is only known from a few words elicited from an elder in 1961. Loukotka (1968) says it forms a small family with Paratió.

Other languages with this name[edit]

Xukuru-Kariri is a variety of Xokó, which may be a Kariri language. The name Kiriri is shared by Dzubukuá, another Kariri language, and by Katembri. The name Kiriri-Xoko is shared with yet another variety of Xokó.


  1. ^ Xukurú at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Xukuru at Ethnologue (12th ed., 1992).
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Xukurú". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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