Pataxó language

Pataxó Hã-Ha-Hãe
Native to Brazil
Ethnicity Pataxó people
Extinct (date missing)
  • Pataxó
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pth
Glottolog pata1261[1]

Pataxó (Patashó), or Pataxó Hã-Ha-Hãe (Pataxó-Hãhaãi), is an extinct native language of Brazil formally spoken by the Pataxó people of the Bahia region, and of Minas Gerais, Pôsto Paraguassu in Itabuna municipality. There is little data, but it appears to be Maxakalían. The 2,950 individuals in the Pataxó tribe now speak Portuguese, though they retain some Pataxó words, as well as some words from neighboring peoples.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pataxó". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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