Isolado do Tanaru


  • Language: Isolado do Tanaru
  • Alternate names: Isolado do Buraco
  • Language code: 1kq
  • Language family: Unclassified; TupĂ­an? (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 1
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

More information:

    This "language" refers to only one individual, the "Tanaru Isolated Indian," the last survivor of an unknown indigenous group that was massacred by ranchers during the 1980s and 1990. He was born around 1960 (according to estimates), now alone in region west of Rondonia, near the town of Corumbiara. He is often called "the Indian of the hole", because of a hole of about one meter long, half a meter wide, and more than three meters deep which he is always digs in the straw huts that he builds to live in. This case is reported frequently in media and other reports. For example, see,, etc.