Emberá-Chamí

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Chami
Population

5,510 (2001 DNP). Ethnic population: Total Emberá in Colombia: 71,000 (Arango Ochoa and Sánchez Gutierrez 1998).

Location

Departments of Valle del Cauca, Risaralda, Antioquia, Choco, and Caldas, including Caramanta municipality.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1989–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].