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Rikbaktsa

A language of Brazil

ISO 639-3rkb

Population  910 (2001 ISA).
Region  Mato Grosso, confluence of Sangue and Juruena rivers, Japuira on the east bank of the Juruena between the Arinos and Sangue rivers, and Posto Escondido on the west bank of the Juruena 700 km north. 9 villages, 14 settlements.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 113
Alternate names   Aripaktsa, Canoeiro, Erikbatsa, Erikpatsa
Classification  Macro-Ge, Rikbaktsa
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Distinct from Avá-Canoeiro [avv] and Kanoé [kxo]. SOV.