Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay

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A language of Argentina

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

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

Location

North, Formosa and Salta provinces, on the right bank of the Pilcomayo river, near Bolivia border.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All domains. All ages.

Language Development
New media. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Wichí. Traditional religion.