Guambiano

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Guambia, Moguex
Population

21,000 (Civallero 2008), increasing. Less than 10% monolingual.

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.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.