Languages

Kuikúro-Kalapálo

Fact corner

  • Language: Kuikúro-Kalapálo
  • Alternate names: KUIKURU, GUICURÚ, KURKURO, CUICUTL, KALAPALO, APALAKIRI, APALAQUIRI
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:kui
  • Language family: Carib, Southern, Xingu Basin
  • Number of speakers: 526
  • Script: -

Introduction

The Kuikúru and the Kalapálo speak the same language, but are separate ethnically.

Kuikúro-Kalapálo is spoken in Brazil, Mato Grosso, Xingú National Park, in 3 villages along Culuene River.

The verb

Sample verb: api

Future

obj sg.1  u-api-lüingo 
obj sg.2  e-api-lüingo 
obj sg.3  i-api-lüingo 
obj pl.1 (excl)  ti-api-lüingo 
obj pl.1 (incl)  ku-api-lüingo 
obj pl.2  e-api-lüingo 
obj pl.3  i-api-lüingo 
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