Guambiano

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Guambia, Moguex
Population

21,000 (Civallero 2008), increasing. 2,100 monolinguals.

Location

Cauca Department, on western slopes of Andean Cordillera Central, Silvia, Jambaló, Totoró, Caldono, and Toribío municipalities, and on the banks of Piendamó river.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Mostly bilingual in Spanish [spa] (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. 2,000 or more readers, a few can write. Taught in the primary schools to some degree. Grammar. NT: 2000–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.