Juruna language

Native toBrazil
RegionXingu Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso
Native speakers
280 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3jur

The Juruna language, also known as Yudjá,[3] is spoken in Brazil. It is spoken in the Xingu Indigenous Park of Mato Grosso state. In 2001 there were 278 native speakers. It is the last survivor of the Yuruna languages.


  1. ^ Juruna at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Juruna". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Carvalho, Fernando O. de. 2019. Revisitando o Proto-Jurúna: a reconstrução da série de oclusivas orais. In: Oliveira, Edna dos Santos; Eduardo A. Vasconcelos; Romário D. Sanches (eds.) Estudos Linguísticos na Amazônia. Campinas: Pontes Editores.

Further reading

  • WALS Online Resources for Juruna. Haspelmath, Martin (editor); Dryer, Matthew S. (editor); Gil, David (editor); Comrie, Bernard (editor). 2008-05-01. Max Planck Digital Library (http://mpdl.mpg.de/). oai:wals.info:languoid/jrn
  • Lev, Michael; Stark, Tammy; Chang, Will (2012). "Phonological inventory of Jurúna". The South American Phonological Inventory Database (version 1.1.3 ed.). Berkeley: University of California: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages Digital Resource.

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