Guana

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Cashquiha, Kaskihá
Population

28 (Crevels 2007). 0 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 84 (Crevels 2007).

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). Reportedly similar to Sanapaná [spn] and Angaité [aqt].

Language Use

200 also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug]. 31 also use Spanish [spa].

Other Comments

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