Spoken L1 Language: Taruma

Family membership references
Comments on family membership

Čestmír Loukotka 1968: 150

AES status:
nearly extinct
Source:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2017
Comment:
Taruma (6969-tdm) = Critically Endangered (80 percent certain, based on the evidence available)

Taruma, an isolated language of the Brazil/Guyana borderlands, is missing from E16/E17/E18. While often presumed extinct, there are three Taruma left, living among the Wapishana ( Eithne B. Carlin 2006: 315 ). One of the three is fluent enough to produce coherent texts in Taruma while the other two have a much weaker knowledge of the language (p.c. Sergio Meira 2015).

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