Ayoreo

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Ayoré, Garaygosode, Guarañoca, Guidaigosode, Koroino, Moro, Morotoco, Poturero, Pyeta Yovai, Samococio, Sirákua, Takrat, Totobiegosode, Yanaigua
Population

2,600 in Paraguay (2009 UNAP), increasing. 1,500 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 4,300.

Location

Boquerón Department, Campo Loro, Ebetogue, Jesudi, and Tunocojai; Alto Paraguay Department, Guidaichai, Isla Alta, Cucaani, and Arocojnadi. Also in Bolivia.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tsiracua.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Partially nomadic. Christian.

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