A language of Guyana
ISO 639-3: pbc
||4,700 (Forte 1990). Ethnic population: 5,000 (2000 J. Forte).
||West central, about 13 villages.
||Eremagok, Ingariko, Kapon
||Similar to Macushi [mbc] but not inherently intelligible Marginally intelligible with the Arecuna dialect of Pemon [aoc]. Most similar to Akawaio [ake], but vocabulary differences and language attitudes separate them.
||Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Macushi-Kapon, Kapon
||People in the village of Paramakatoi are literate in English and Patamona. Some in other villages are literate in English. NT: 1974.
||The Akawaio [ake] are less acculturated than Patamona. ‘Ingariko’ is the Macushi term for bush people.