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Woun Meu

A language of Panama

ISO 639-3noa

Population  3,000 in Panama. Population total all countries: 6,000.
Region  Southeast Panama, lowlands. Also in Colombia.
Language map  Panama
Alternate names   Chanco, Chocama, Noanama, Noenama, Nonama, Waumeo, Waun Meo, Waunana, Wounmeu
Classification  Choco
Language development  NT: 1988.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV. Swidden agriculturalists.

Also spoken in:

Colombia

Language name   Woun Meu
Population  3,000 in Colombia. Ethnic population: 8,177.
Region  San Juan River basin.
Language map  Northern Colombia
Alternate names  Waumeo, Waun Meo
Comments  The people’s name for themselves is ‘Wounaan’, and for their language ‘Woun Meo’.