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Xakriabá language

Native to Brazil
Region Minas Gerais
Ethnicity formerly Xakriabá people
Extinct 1864
  • Ge
    • Central
      • Acua
        • Xakriabá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xkr
Glottolog xakr1238[1]

Xakriabá (also written Chakriaba, Chikriaba, Shacriaba) is an extinct Ge language formerly spoken in Minas Gerais, Brazil by the Xakriabá people, who today speak Portuguese.[2]

The last confirmed native speaker of the language died in 1864.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Xakriaba". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Christopher Moseley (2007). Encyclopedia Of The World's Endangered Languages. London, UK: Routledge. p. 182. ISBN . 

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