Chimila

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Caca Weranos, Chimile, ett E’neka, San Jorge, Shimizya, Simiza
Population

480 (2006 T. Malone), decreasing. Ethnic population: 900 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Central Magdalena Department, lowlands south and west of Fundación, and scattered.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–2%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

2 major separated groups.