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Kariri Indian Language (Kiriri)

Kariri was an indigenous language of Brazil, whose last speakers died in the 1960's. There were at least four Kariri dialects, which appear to have been quite distinct from each other and may have been separate languages: Kipea, Dzubukua, Kamuru, and Sapuya. A fifth language, known as Kariri-Xoco or Xukuru-Kariri, is sometimes considered to be another Kariri dialect. The Kariri languages have been identified with the Ge language family by some linguists, though others class them as a language isolate or as their own small Kariri language family. Kariri had VOS word order.

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Kariri Language Resources

Language Museum: Kirirí-Xokó:
    Translation of a Bible passage into Kariri.
La Lengua Karirí:
    Kariri language information including a linguistic map of Brazil. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Carirí
     Information about Cariri language usage.
Ethnologue: Karirí-Xocó:
    Demographic information on the Kariri language.
Karirí Language Tree:
    Theories about Kariri's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kipea Language Structures:
    Kipea Kariri linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Kariri:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Kariri languages.
  Os Kariri do São Francisco * O povo Kariri * Os Kariri-Xocó * Cariris:
  Information about the Kariris in Portuguese.



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