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: 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

None known. Reportedly similar to Yabarana [yar].

Typology

Ergative.

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].