The Xavante people group have survived challenges with their language intact. It is a vital part of the culture and many are monolinguals.

In 1987 three women Joan Hall, Ruth McLeod, and Valerie Mitchell produced a small Xavánte-Portuguese dictionary with the help of the community. Another edition was produced in 2004.

We hope that all that is written in the language will continue to preserve the culture.

Please help us improve this online dictionary by sending us your suggestions via the Contact Us page.