Ngäbere

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A language of Panama

Alternate Names
Chiriqui, Guaymí, Ngobere, Valiente
Population

169,000 in Panama (2000 census). Population total all countries: 174,100.

Location

Mainly Ngobe Bugle Province; western Veraguas Province; Bocas del Toro Province, Bocas del Toro and Changuinola districts; western districts, Chiriquí Province, Tole district in east.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Eastern Guaymí (Chiriquí, Tolé), Valiente.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Jamaican Creole English [jam], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1977–2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Ngäbe.

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