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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Carib
Continent: South America
Country: Brazil
 
Region: Amazonas, upper Nhamunda River to Mapuera and Jatapú rivers.
Countries Where Spoken: 550 (1994 SIL), including 89 Xereuyana (1986 SIL).
Countries Where Official: Brazil
   
Native Speakers: 550
Speakers Total: 550
  
Phrasebase members who speak Hixkaryana at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Hixkaryana at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Hixkaryana: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Hixkaryana: 0
  
Three Letter Code: HIX
Alternative Names: HIXKARIANA, HISHKARYANA, PARUKOTO-CHARUMA, PARUCUTU, CHAWIYANA, KUMIYANA, SOKAKA, WABUI, FARUARU, SHEREWYANA, XEREWYANA, XEREU, HICHKARYANA
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Summary: Close to Waiwai. No dialectal variation. The Sherewyana speak the same language but some live with the Waiwai. Bilingual level estimates for Portuguese are 0 85%, 1 10%, 2 5%, 3 0%, 4 0%, 5 0%. Grammar. OVS. Literacy rate in first language: 30% to 60%. Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. NT 1976.
 

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