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.
Information compiled by Marcelo Manschein
Information about the Shavante/Xavante language
http://www.sil.org/americas/brasil/LANGPAGE/EnglXVPg.htm (PDF, em português)
Recordings of spoken Xavante
Information about the Shavante/Xavante people
Page last modified: 23.04.21
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