Maka

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A language of Paraguay

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

1,500 (2000 A. Chemhey). 600 monolinguals. 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 are 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. NT: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.