Shavante or Xavante is spoken by about 10,000 people in eastern parts of
the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso between the Rio das Mortes and
the Araguaia River. It is a member of the Macro-Gê or Gê
family of languages.
Alternative names for this language include Akuên, Akwen,
A'uwe Uptabi, A'we, Chavante, Crisca, Pusciti, Shavante, Tapacua.