Paunaka

Print

A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Pauna
Population

No known L1 speakers.

Location

Chiquitanía region, Ñuflo de Suarez Department, Concepción de Chiquitos, Santa Rita de Chiquitos (near Concepción).

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Baure [brg] and Trinitario [trn].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

The Paunaka are now culturally part of the Chiquitano, but they still consider themselves as a separate group within the Chiquitano complex, and the language is completely unrelated to Chiquitano.