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Lenca

A language of Honduras

ISO 639-3len

Population  Only a few in Honduras (Rivas 1993). Ethnic population: 100,000.
Region  La Paz, Intibucá, Lempira, Comayagua, Santa Bárbara, Valle and Francisco Morozan departments. Also in El Salvador.
Language map  El Salvador and Honduras
Dialects  Some consider it Macro-Chibchan. The dialect in El Salvador is different from Honduras.
Classification  Unclassified
Language use  Shifting to Spanish.
Comments  Nearly extinct.

Also spoken in:

El Salvador

Language name   Lenca
Population  Ethnic population: 36,858 in El Salvador (1987).
Region  Town of Chilango.
Language map  El Salvador and Honduras
Language use  Shifting to Spanish.
Comments  Nearly extinct.