Kunza

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A language of Chile

Alternate Names
Atacameño, Likanantaí, Lipe, Ulipe
Population

No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 21,000 (2002 census).

Location

Antofagasta region: El Loa province; Caspana, Peine, and Socaire (Salar de Atacama).

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Classified as Macro-Chibchan.

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa]. Fragmentary knowledge of the language and its pronunciation retained in prayers and invocations (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
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