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Sapé

A language of Venezuela

ISO 639-3spc

Population  5 (1977 E. Migliazza). Ethnic population: 25 or fewer (1977 E. Migliazza).
Region  3 small settlements on Paragua and Karuna rivers.
Language map  Venezuela, reference number 29
Alternate names   Caliana, Chirichano, Kaliána, Kariana
Dialects  Some lexical correspondences with Warao [wba] Greenberg classified it provisionally as Macro-Tucanoan.
Classification  Arutani-Sape
Language use  Also use Arecuna [aoc] (Pemon), Arutani [atx], or Ninam [shb].
Language development  Bible portions.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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