Malayo

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Arosario, Arsario, Damana, Guamaca, Guamaka, Maracasero, Marocasero, Sanc√°, Sanja, Sanka, Wiwa
Population

1,850 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 1,850 (Crevels 2007).

Location

La Guajira and Cesar departments, south and east slopes of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Kogi [kog].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].