Apalaí language

Native toBrazil
EthnicityAparai people
Native speakers
(450 cited 1993)[1]
  • (unclassified)
    • Apalaí
Language codes
ISO 639-3apy

Apalaí is a Cariban language spoken in Brazil. Approximately 450 people speak Apalaí. It is an agglutinative language which is remarkable for using a rare object–verb–subject word order.[3]


  1. ^ Apalaí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Apalai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Apalai Indian Language (Aparai)". Retrieved 21 February 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Lev, Michael; Stark, Tammy; Chang, Will (2012). "Phonological inventory of Apalaí". The South American Phonological Inventory Database (version 1.1.3 ed.). Berkeley: University of California: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages Digital Resource.