Cacua

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Báda, Cakua, Kakua, Kákwa, Macu de Cubeo, Macu de Desano, Macu de Guanano, Macú-Paraná, Wacara
Population

400 (2010 A. Gonzalez). Many monolinguals, especially children.

Location

Lower Vaupés Department, Wacará, 30 km east of Mitú.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Macú-Paraná Cacua, Vaupés Cacua. Related to Hupda [hup] and Nukak Maku [mbr]. Lexical similarity: 90% similarity with Nukak [mbr] (Crevels 2007).

Typology

SOV, OSV

Language Use

Vigorous. Some also use Cubeo [cub], Desano [des], or Guanano [gvc].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5% in Spanish. NT: 2004.
Writing
Latin script.