Carapana

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Carapana-Tapuya, Karapaná, Karapanã, Karapano, Mextã, Mi tea, Mochda, Moxdoa, Muxtea
Population

600 in Colombia (1990 SIL). Population total all countries: 642.

Location

Vaupés Department, Caño Tí (tributary of middle Vaupés river) and upper Papurí and Pirá-Paraná rivers. Also in Brazil (Karapanã).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Tatuyo [tav] (Crevels 2007) and to Barasan-Eduria [bsn] (2004 DNP).

Language Use

Due to intermarriage with neighboring groups, almost all Tatuyo [tav] and Waimaha [bao] also use Carapana.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1992–2012.
Writing
Latin script.

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