Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay


A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Güisnay, “Mataco” (pej.), “Mataco Güisnay” (pej.), “Mataco Pilcomayo” (pej.)

15,000 (1999). Ethnic population: 40,000 (2004 INDEC). 40,000 Wichí Güisnay, Wichí Vejoz and Wichí Nocten.


North, on the right bank of the Pilcomayo river, near Argentina-Bolivia border.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All domains. All ages.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2002.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Wichí. Traditional religion.