Katawixi language

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Native to Brazil
Region Amazonas
Ethnicity 250 (2006)[1]
Native speakers
10 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xat
Glottolog kata1270[2]

Katawixi (Catawishi) is a Katukinian language formerly spoken in Amazonas, Brazil. It is nearly extinct among the known populations of Katawixi people, though an uncontacted group nearby may be Katawixi-speaking (Queixalós & Anjos G.S. 2007:29, cited in Hammarström 2010:194).[3] Only a handful of isolated tribes still speak this language.


  1. ^ a b Katawixi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Katawixi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Harald Hammarström, 2010, 'The status of the least documented language families in the world'. In Language Documentation & Conservation, v 4, p 183 [1]

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