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

Vaupés department: Wacará, 30 km east of Mitú.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Vaupés Cacua, Macú-Paraná Cacua. Lexical similarity: 90% similarity with Nukak [mbr] (Crevels 2007).

Typology

SOV, OSV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Cubeo [cub], Desano [des], Guanano [gvc], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5% in Spanish [spa]. NT: 2004–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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