Nambikwara

Facts

  • Language: Nambikwara
  • Alternate names: Nambiquara, Southern Nambikwara
  • Language code: nab
  • Language family: Nambiquaran, Mamaind├¬ (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 721
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    Manduca are semi-integrated. Population reduced from 10,000 to 600 in 1920s, 1930s, and 1950s by measles and other epidemics. Settlers from outside bring in agriculture, lumber, and mining which threaten the Nambikuára way of life. Manairisu is a subgroup. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Cf. Southern Nambikuaran: languages or dialects.