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Tuxá language

Native to Brazil
Region Bahia, Pernambuco
Extinct end 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tud
Glottolog tuxa1239[1]

Tuxá (Tusha; also Todela ~ Rodela, Carapató, Payacú) was the eastern Brazilian language of the Tuxá people, who now speak Portuguese. The language ceased being spoken in the late 19th century, but in the 1960s a research team found two women that had been expelled from the Tuxa tribe in Bahia who knew some thirty words.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tuxá". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Meader, R. E. (1978). Indios do nordeste. Levantamento sobre os remanescentes tribais do nordeste brasileiro. Brasilia: SIL Internacional.  (Tuxá wordlist §3.8, p30)
  • Fabre, Alain (2005). "Tuxá". Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos. 

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