|Native to||Brazil, Venezuela|
|800 in Brazil (2010)
100 in Venezuela (no date)
including 430 Yaroamë (2015)
Yanam is also known by the following names: Ninam, Yanam–Ninam, Xirianá, Shiriana Casapare, Kasrapai, Jawaperi, Crichana, Jawari, Shiriana, Eastern Yanomaman.
Gordon (2009) reports 2 main varieties (Northern, Southern). Kaufman (1994) reports 3:
- Yanam (AKA Northern Yanam/Ninam (Xiliana, Shiriana, Uraricaa-Paragua))
- Ninam (AKA Southern Yanam/Ninam (Xilixana, Shirishana, Mukajai))
The name Jawari is shared with Yaroamë.
- Campbell, Lyle. (1997). American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509427-1.
- Kaufman, Terrence. (1994). The native languages of South America. In C. Mosley & R. E. Asher (Eds.), Atlas of the world's languages (pp. 46–76). London: Routledge.
- Migliazza, Ernest; & Grimes, J. E. (1961). Shiriana phonology. Anthropological Linguistics. (June).
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