Mapoyo

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Mapayo, Mapoye, Mopoi, Nepoye, Wanai
Population

12 (2001 census), decreasing. A few semi-speakers left (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: Fewer than 200 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Southwest Bolivar State, on the savanna between Caño Caripo north and Villacoa river south, near Caicara del Orinoco road to Puerto Ayacucho, Palomo community, 60 km south of La Urbana.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Similar to Yabarana [yar].

Typology

Ergative

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa].

Writing
Unwritten.