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Katembri language

Katembrí
Kiriri
Native toBrazil
RegionBanzaê & Quijingue, to Guyanese border
Extinct(date missing)
Katembri–Taruma ?
  • Katembrí
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
qef
GlottologNone

Katembri (Catrimbi [sic], Kariri de Mirandela, Mirandela) was a divergent language of northeastern Brazil that appears to be distantly related to Taruma (Kaufman 1990).

It is known only from 100 words collected in the early 1960s from an elder with vague memories of the language.

Other languages with this name

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 Xukuru.

References

  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos: KIRIRI[1]
  • Alfred Métraux, 1951, Une nouvelle langue Tapuya de la région de Bahia, (Brésil)[2]



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