Piapoco

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A language of Colombia

Population

4,930 in Colombia (2007 Moyano). Population total all countries: 6,380. Ethnic population: 4,930 (2007).

Location

Vichada Department, river region between the Vichada and Guaviare rivers; Guainia Department, small areas bordering the Guaviare, south bank.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Very similar to Guarequena [gae] (Crevels 2007).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Achagua [aca].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–40%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%–40%. Dictionary. NT: 1966–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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