Andoque

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Andoke, Businka, Cha’oie, Paasi-ahá , Paasiaja, Paatsiaja, Poosioho
Population

370 (2007 B. Pencue), decreasing. 10,000 in 1908 (Landaburu 1979). 50 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 520 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Amazonas department: Aduche tributary of Caquetá, 15 km downriver from Araracuara; Caquetá department: Solano municipality.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

All users over 60. Most also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Nonuya [noj].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1976.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.

Other Comments

Some intermarriage with Muinanes [bmr] and Huitotos [hux].

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