Itonama

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Machoto, Saramo
Population

5 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 2,940 (2006 PIB).

Location

El Beni department: Chumano, Huaracajes, La Selva, Magdalena, Nueva Calama, San Borja, San Ramón, Versalles. Itonamas river area.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Ruhlen classifies it as Paezan.

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa]. Speakers 80 and older. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1967–1969.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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