Apalaí language

Native to Brazil
Ethnicity Aparai people
Native speakers
450 (1993)[1]
  • (unclassified)

    • Apalaí
Language codes
ISO 639-3 apy
Glottolog apal1257[2]

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; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Apalai". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Apalai Indian Language (Aparai)". Retrieved 21 February 2016.

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