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Mawayana

A language of Guyana

ISO 639-3mzx

Population  50 (1986 C. Howard).
Region  Southwest Guyana, living with the Waiwai.
Language map  Guyana
Alternate names   Mahuayana
Dialects  Not related to Wapishana [wap], Atorada [aox], or Mapidian [mpw]. Mawayana shows no semantic similarity with Wapishana [wap], Atorada [aox], or Mapidian [mpw] (2002 R. Hicks).
Classification  Arawakan, Maipuran
Language use  Also use Waiwai [waw].
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists: cassava. Traditional religion, Christian. Nearly extinct.
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