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Waorani

A language of Ecuador

ISO 639-3auc

Population  1,650 (2004). Ethnic population: 1,400 (2000 SIL).
Region  Eastern jungle between the Napo and Curaray rivers.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 20
Alternate names   “Auca” , Sabela
Classification  Language isolate
Language use  All ages. A few also use Quichua.
Language development  NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  “Auca” means ’non-Quichua’ in Quichua. SOV. Swidden agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.