Maka

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Enimaca, Enimaga, Maca, Macá, Maká, Mak’á
Population

1,500 (2000 A. Chemhey). 40% monolingual. Ethnic population: 1,500 (2000).

Location

Itapúa Department, Ita Paso; Alto Paraná Department, Micro Centro; Central Department, Comunidad Maká (Corumba Kue); Presidente Hayes Department, Villa Hayes and Kenkukek.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. Older adults and preschool children monolingual. Home, village, church. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Language and identity closely linked. Strong cultural cohesion. Men more proficient in Spanish [spa] than women.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 40% in Spanish. Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 1985–2013.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.