Documentation of Brazilian Tuyuka

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

The scope of this project is to study the Tuyuka language as it is used in communities served by the Tuyuka indigenous school, and to aid the school’s efforts toward language maintenance. The school serves five communities in Brazilian and Colombian territories: São Pedro, Cachoeira Comprida, Fronteira, Papunha and Bella Vista, and my fieldwork will be conducted primarily in the first two, on the Brazilian side of the upper Tiquié river. Tuyuka is an Eastern Tukano language spoken by approximately one thousand people distributed in some twenty communities in Brazilian and Colombian territories in northwestern Amazonia. Primary investigator: Nathalie Pires Vlcek

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Location: Brazil, South America, Brazil, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,028.00 Commencement Date: 01/2010 Project Status: Active
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