Guana

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Cashquiha, Kaskihá
Population

230 (2002 census). No monolinguals.

Location

Concepción Department, San Lázaro district, Valle Mi on Apa river banks; Alto Paraguay Department, on the Riacho Mosquito.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Echoaldi (Chararana, Echonoana), Layana (Niguecactemigi). Similar to Sanapaná [sap].

Language Use

Also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug] (198 speakers) or Spanish [spa] (31 speakers).

Other Comments

Guana, like Nhandeva [nhd], is a catch-all name and this group should not be confused with Guanas of other countries.