Chamacoco

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Ishiro, Jeywo, Yshyro
Population

1,600 (Fabre 2007). Ethnic population: 1,800.

Location

Alto Paraguay Department (Ybytoso), Karchabalut, Misión Santa Teresita, Puerto Caballo, Puerto Diana, Puerto Esperanza, and Inihta; Alto Paraguay Department (Tomárãho), Puerto María Elena, and Pitiantuta.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Chamacoco Bravo, Tomaraho.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Low proficiency in Guaraní [gug].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian (Roman Catholic), Christian (Protestant), traditional religion.