• Language: Xavante
  • Alternate names: Chavante, Xavánte, A'uwe Uptabi, Akuên, Akwen, A'we, Shavante, Crisca, Pusciti, Tapacua
  • Language code: xav
  • Language family: Jean, Central (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 13,303
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    In 1950s contact with outsiders began and diseases killed hundreds. Forced to abandon seminomadic means of survival when placed on reservations. Learned swidden agriculture. During the transition many died. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Xavante is spoken in Brazil, South America.