Hixkaryana

Facts

  • Language: Hixkaryana
  • Alternate names: Hishkariana, Hixkary√°na, Hishcariana, Waiboi, Hixkariana, Hichkaryana, Sokaka, Faruaru, Xereu, Kumiyana, Parukoto-Charuma, Sherewyana, Wabui, Xerewyana, Parucutu, Chawiyana, Hishkaryana
  • Language code: hix
  • Language family: Cariban, Waiwai (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 600
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    In 1959 the population was about 100, with few children, high infant mortality, low will to live. By 1977 it was 237. Through modern medicine, intermarrying with the Waiwai (See: [[Waiwai]]), self-confidence through literature in Hixkaryana, Hixkaryana teachers running a school for children ages 5 to 14, and government help in setting up a Brazil nut industry, they continue to grow.

    Hixkaryana is spoken in Brazil, South America.