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Maxakalí

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3mbl

Population  800 (1997 ISA).
Region  Minas Gerais, 160 km inland from coast. 14 villages.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 163
Alternate names   Caposho, Cumanasho, Macuni, Monaxo, Monocho
Classification  Macro-Ge, Maxakali
Language use  Young population.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 37%. Literacy rate in L2: 37%. NT: 1981.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV.