Mocoví

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A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Mbocobí, Mocobí
Population

3,000 (2011 E. Zugasti). A few elderly monolinguals. Ethnic population: 12,100 (2004 INDEC).

Location

Southeastern Chaco, north central Santa Fe provinces.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Preserved to a higher degree in Chaco Province than in Santa Fe Province; by the early 1990s already less than 50% maintained their ancestral language (Crevels 2007). Home, friends, religion. Ages 40 and over. Children in 2 communities.

Language Development
Bilingual education in 5 schools. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.