Pilagá

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A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Pilaca
Population

4,000 (2004 FEL). Ethnic population: 4,000 (2004).

Location

Central and western Formosa Province, Bermejo and Pilcomayo river valleys; Chaco and Salta provinces.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Chaco Pilagá (Toba Sur), Toba-Pilagá (Sombrero Negro, Toba del Oeste). Intelligibility between dialects needs investigation.

Language Use

Vitality varies with age, education and frequency of Spanish [spa] use (2007). Home. All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1993.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.