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Siona

A language of Colombia

ISO 639-3snn

Population  300 in Colombia (1982 SIL). Population total all countries: 550. Ethnic population: 734.
Region  Both sides of Putumayo River. Also in Ecuador.
Language map  Southern Colombia
Alternate names   Sioni, Pioje, Pioche-Sioni, Ganteyabain, Ganteya, Ceona, Zeona, Koka, Kanú
Classification  Tucanoan, Western Tucanoan, Northern, Siona-Secoya
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1982.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Those in Ecuador consider themselves Colombians. Distinct from Secoya (Siona-Secoya). SOV. Swidden agriculturalists.

Also spoken in:

Ecuador

Language name   Siona
Population  250 in Ecuador (2000 Juncosa).
Region  Putumayo River.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 18
Comments  Distinct from Secoya [sey] (Siona-Secoya). Swidden agriculturalists.