Dzubukua Redirected from Dzubukuá language

Native toBrazil
Regionbetween Bahia and Maranhão
EthnicityKiriri people
Extinctmid 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3included in kzw
Individual code:
tgv – Tingui-Botó[1]

Dzubukuá (Dzubucua), or Kiriri, is an extinct Karirian language of Brazil. It is sometimes considered a dialect of a single Kariri language. A short grammatical description is available.


Phonology of the Dzubukua language:[3]


Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k
voiced b d ɡ
Nasal m n ɲ
Flap ɾ
Fricative h
Affricate voiceless t͡s
voiced d͡z
Lateral l
Approximant w j


Vowel sounds are presented as [i, ɨ, u, e, o, a] and [œ] which is written out as a double vowel oe. Nasal vowels are pronounced as [ɐ̃, ẽ, ĩ, õ, ũ] along with nasalized double vowels and , not pronounced as diphthongs, but as nasalized monophthongs [œ̃, æ̃].[3]


  1. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dzubukua". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Queiroz, 2008.

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