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Sikiana language

Sikiana
Kaxuiâna (Katxúyana)
Native toBrazil, Suriname, Venezuela
EthnicitySikiana people
Native speakers
(33 in Brazil cited 1986)[1]
15 in Suriname (2001)
Cariban
  • Parukotoan
    • Sikiana–Salumá?
      • Sikiana
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
sik – Shikuyana (Sikiana)
kbb – Warikyana (Kaxuiâna)
Glottologsiki1239  Sikiana[2]
kaxu1237  Kaxuiâna[3]
paux1235  Pauxi[4]

Sikiana, or Kashuyana (also called Chikena, Chiquena, Chiquiana, Shikiana, Sikiâna, Sikïiyana, Xikiyana, Xikujana[5]) is a Carib language that was spoken by 33 people in Brazil and 15 people in Suriname. It was spoken in Venezuela at one time and is now probably extinct there. The Warikyana dialect became extinct around 2000, and the language frequently goes by the name of the surviving dialect, Sikiana.

References

  1. ^ Shikuyana (Sikiana) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Warikyana (Kaxuiâna) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sikiana". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kaxuiâna". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pauxi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. ^ "Ethnologue: Sikiana". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Retrieved 14 October 2019.