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Pemon

A language of Venezuela

ISO 639-3aoc

Population  5,000 in Venezuela (2001 V. Becsky). Many monolinguals. Population total all countries: 6,160. Ethnic population: 22,270.
Region  Southeast Venezuela, Bolivar state, Gran Sabana and adjacent areas. Also in Brazil, Guyana.
Language map  Venezuela, reference number 22
Alternate names   Pemong
Dialects  Camaracoto, Taurepan (Taulipang), Arecuna (Aricuna, Arekuna, Jaricuna, Pemon, Daigok, Potsawugok, Pishauco, Purucoto, Kamaragakok). Marginally intelligible with Akawaio [ake] and Patamona [pbc]. Camaracoto dialect may be a distinct language.
Classification  Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Macushi-Kapon, Kapon
Language use  Mainly adults.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1990.
Comments  OVS.

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Brazil

Language name   Pemon
Population  680 in Brazil. 220 Taulipang dialect, 459 Ingarik√≥ dialect.
Region  Rio Branco, Roraima, near Guyana border.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 52
Alternate names  Pemong
Dialects  Taulipang (Taurepan), Camaracota (Ipuricoto), Arecuna (Aricuna, Arekuna, Jaricuna), Ingarik√≥ (Ingaric√≥).
 

Guyana

Language name   Pemon
Population  480 in Guyana (Forte 1990). Ethnic population: 500.
Region  Paruima Settlement.
Language map  Guyana
Alternate names  Pemong
Dialects  Camaracoto, Taurepan (Taulipang), Arecuna (Aricuna, Arekuna, Jaricuna).
 
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