Achagua

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Ajagua, Xagua
Population

250 (2000 M. Lozano), decreasing. Ethnic population: 280 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Upper Meta River; right bank, Meta Department, between Puerto López and Puerto Gaitán, community of Umapo, and in El Turpial reservation; left bank, Casanare Department, contiguous area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Piapoco [pio].

Language Use

Still very viable. Home. Also use Piapoco [pio], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–25%. Bible portions: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Significant acculturation.