Chiquitano

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Chiquito, Tarapecosi
Population

5,860 in Bolivia (Adelaar 2004). Ethnic population: 47,100 (Adelaar 2004).

Location

Santa Cruz Department, provinces of Ñuflo de Chávez, Velasco, Chiquitos, Angel Sandoval and Germán Busch, San Ignacio, San Miguel, San Rafael, Santa Rosa de la Roca, San Javier, San Ramón, Concepción, Lomerío, Roboré, San José, Florida.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Concepción, San Ignacio de Velazco, San Javier (Javierano, Xavierano), San Miguel, Santiago.

Typology

SVO; Grammatical differences between men’s and women’s speech.

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa]. For each 8 elders there is only 1 youngster who speaks the language.

Language Development
NT: 1980–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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