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Zuruahá language

Native to Perú, Brazil
Ethnicity Zuruahã people
Native speakers
140  (2006)[1]
  • Zuruahá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 swx
Glottolog suru1263[2]

Zuruahá (also called Suruaha, Suruwaha, Zuruaha, Índios do Coxodoá [3]) is an Arawan language spoken in Brazil by about 130 people.

Zuruahá is mentioned in Kaufman (1994) from personal communication from Dan Everett. First contact with the community (a 3-day hike from Dení territory in Amazonas) was made in 1980. The language had not been studied as of 1994, but seems most similar to Deni.


  1. ^ Zuruahá at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Suruaha". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Zuruahã

External links

  • "Suruahá" in the South American Phonological Inventory Database
  • "Hakani," information about a popular hoax film about the Zuruahã, Survival International
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