Arikapú language

Native toBrazil
RegionRondônia, at the headwaters of the Rio Branco
Ethnicity32 (2009)[1]
Native speakers
2 (2009)[1]
Macro-Gê ?
Language codes
ISO 639-3ark

Arikapú or Maxubí is an endangered Yabutian language that in 1998 was spoken by only six individuals in Rondônia, Brazil, at the headwaters of the Rio Branco. It is being supplanted by Portuguese.


Arikapú alphabet
a ä b d dj e h i ï k ' m n o p r t tx u ü y w

Nasalisation is indicated by a tilde on the vowel : ⟨ã ä̃ ẽ ĩ õ ũ⟩.

Front Central Back
Close i ĩ ɨ u ũ
Near-close ɪ
Close-mid e ẽ o õ
Mid ə ə̃
Open a ãʌ̃
Bilabial Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p t k ʼ /ʔ/
Affricate tx /t͡ʃ/
Fricative h
Nasal m n
Approximant y /j/ w
Flap r /ɾ/


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

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