Achawa language

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Achagua
Achawa
Native to Colombia
Ethnicity Achagua people
Native speakers
250 (2000)[1]
Arawakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 acainclusive code
Individual code:
pod – Ponares?
Glottolog acha1250  Achawa[2]
pona1251  Ponares[3]

Achagua (Achawa) is a language spoken in the Meta Department of Colombia, similar to Piapoco. It is estimated that 250 individuals speak the language, many of whom also speak Piapoco or Spanish.[1]

"Achagua is a language of the Maipurean Arawakan group traditionally spoken by the Achagua people of Venezuela and east-central Colombia."[4]

A "Ponares" language is inferred from surnames, and may have been Achawa or Piapoco.

There is 1 to 5% literacy in Achagua.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Achagua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ponares? at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Achawa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ponares". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Neira, Alonso de. "The Art and Vocabulary of the Achagua Language". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-05-23.

External links

  • Neira, Alonso de. "Arte y bocabulario de la lengua achagua: Doctrina christiana, confessionario de uno y otro sexo e instrucción de cathecumenos". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  • Dryer, Matthew S.; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Achawa language". World Atlas of Language Structures Online. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  • OLAC resources in and about the Achagua language
  • Achagua on Native Languages of the Americas
  • Listen to a sample of Achagua from Global Recordings Network



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