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Title: Koenukunoe emo'u : a lingua dos indios Kinikinau
Authors: de Souza, Ilda
Keywords: Kinikinau - Grammar
Aruakan Languages
American Indigenous Languages
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Abstract: The goal of this work is a first grammar of Kinikinau, a language spoken in Serra da Bodoquena, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The Kinikinaus have been slaves of the Kadiwéu people for more than 500 years. The language has been pointed out as extinct (Mason 1946), and there are no previous studies. Some authors have pointed out that the Kinikinaus speak a native language, but some have suggested that this language would be Kadiwéu or Terena, and others pointed out that this language could be a Creole language given its intense contact with Kadiwéu, Terena, and Portuguese. This work attempts to show that Kinikinau is an Aruakan language, very similar to Terena, but there are significant grammatical differences when compared to Terena that can support a classification as an independent language. Keywords: Indigenous language; Kinikinau; Contact
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