Language: Atruahi is a Cariban language of South America,
spoken by 350 people in Brazil. Atruahi is an
agglutinative language with complex verb morphology.
Word order is primarily SOV.
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Names:Atruahi, Waimiri, amd Yauaperi are names given to them by neighboring tribes;
non-Native Brazilians often combine the first two names to call them the Waimiri-Atroari tribe. Their own endonym
(that is to say, their name for themselves in their own language) is Kinja, which means "true people."
Other spellings and names used for the Waimiri Atroahi include Atruahí, Atroahi, Atroahí, Atroari, Atroarí, Atrowari, Atroaí, Aroaqui,
Atroahy, Atroa; Waimirí, Uaimiri, Uaimirí, Uaimiris-Atroari, Uaimiry, Waimira; Yauapery, Yauaperí, Yawaperi, Yawaperí, Jauaperi, Jawaperi;
Kinya, Ki'nya, Kinã, Kia; Krishana, Krixana, Crichan, Crichaná, Crichana, Caricuná, Caricuna; Alalau and Alalaú.