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A language of Colombia

ISO 639-3cmi

Population  5,510 (2001). Ethnic population: Total Embera in Colombia: 71,000 (1998 Arango and Sánchez).
Region  Departments of Risaralda, Caldas, Antioquía, Valle, including Caramanta Municipality.
Language map  Northern Colombia
Alternate names   Chami
Classification  Choco, Embera, Southern
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Bible portions: 1989.
Writing system  Latin script.