Tapirapé language

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Tapirapé
Native toBrazil
RegionMato Grosso
EthnicityTapirapé
Native speakers
560 (2006)[1]
Tupian
Language codes
ISO 639-3taf
Glottologtapi1254[2]

Tapirapé (also known as Apyãwa) is a Tupí-Guaraní language of Brazil.

Language contact[edit]

Ribeiro (2012) finds a number of Apyãwa loanwords in Karajá (such as bèhyra ‘carrying basket’, kòmỹdawyraandu beans’, hãrara ‘macaw (sp.)’, tarawè ‘parakeet (sp.)’, txakohi ‘Txakohi ceremonial mask’, hyty ‘garbage (Javaé dialect)’) as well as several Karajá loans in Apyãwa (tãtã ‘banana’, tori ‘White man’, marara ‘turtle stew’, irãwore ‘Irabure ceremonial mask’). Some of the latter loans are also found in other Tupí-Guaraní languages closely related to Apyãwa, such as Parakanã and Asuriní of Trocará (sata ‘banana’, toria ‘White man’).Ribeiro, Eduardo Rivail (2012). A grammar of Karajá (Ph.D. dissertation). Chicago: University of Chicago.</ref>:10–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tapirapé at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tapirapé". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.