Nukak Makú


A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Guaviare, Maczsa, Nukak

700 (2010 A. Gonzalez). 400 monolinguals.


Jungle region between Guaviare and Inírida rivers, up to Mapiripan. Near Charco Caimán.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Sometimes considered the same language as Kakua [cbv] as they share a large percentage of their lexicon and supposedly are mutually intelligible (Crevels 2007).

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Very few also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 0%. Literacy projects in place.
Other Comments

Evasive hunters.