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Nadëb language

Native toBrazil
Ethnicity850 (2010)[1]
Native speakers
370 (2011)[2]
  • Nadëb
  • Kuyawi
Language codes
ISO 639-3mbj

Nadëb or Kaburi is a Nadahup language of the Brazilian Amazon, along the Uneiuxi, Japura, and Negro rivers. Various names for it include Nadöbö, Xïriwai, Hahöb, Guariba/Wariwa, Kaborí, Anodöub, sometimes compounded with the term Maku, as in Maku do Paraná Boá-Boá after one of the rivers in Nadëb territory.


Front Back
unrounded rounded
Close i ɯ u
Close-mid e ɤ o
Open-mid ɛ ʌ ɔ
Open a

All vowels except for /e, ɤ, o/ have nasalized counterparts.[4]


Bilabial Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɟ g
Fricative ʃ h
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Approximant j w
Flap ɾ


  1. ^ Nadëb language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "Nadëb". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nadeb". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". Retrieved 2018-07-23.

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