Xipaya language

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Region Brazil
Native speakers
1 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xiy
Glottolog xipa1240[2]

Xipaya (or Shipaja or Xipaia) is an endangered language spoken in the Pará region of Brazil.

It is one of the approximately 70 Tupian languages of South America.

At last count, Xipaya was only spoken by two elderly women in Altamira, Pará.[3]


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

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