Itonama

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Machoto, Saramo
Population

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

Location

Beni Department and Itonamas river, Magdalena, Chumano, San Ramón, Huaracajes, Nueva Calama, Versalles, La Selva, San Borja.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Ruhlen classifies it as Paezan.

Language Use

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

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