Ese Ejja

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
“Chama” (pej.), Ese Eja, Ese Exa, Huarayo, Tiatinagua
Population

500 in Bolivia (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 730. Ethnic population: 940 (2006 PIB).

Location

Northwestern region; into foothills on Beni and Madre de Dios rivers, Portachuelo Alto, Portachuelo Medio, Portachuelo Bajo.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Each clan has slight dialect differences; all seem inherently intelligible. Most divergent Tacanan language. Tambopata dialect in Peru somewhat different from the Bolivian dialect.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1984–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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