Ignaciano

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A language of Bolivia

Population

4,500 (Adelaar 2004). Ethnic population: 20,800 (Adelaar 2004). Includes Trinitario [trn].

Location

South central Beni.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Limited comprehension of Trinitario [trn].

Language Use

Rapid loss of language among the youth (Crevels 2007). Town meetings, most domains. Children not seen using Ignaciano (2012 E. Wyss). Also use Spanish [spa], the language of instruction in schools.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. NT: 1980.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Nearly the same culture as Trinitario [trn].