Secoya

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A language of Ecuador

Population

550 in Ecuador (2007 M. Johnson). Population total all countries: 1,230. A few elderly monolinguals (2007 M. Johnson).

Location

Northeastern jungle, Aguarico, Cuyabeno, and Eno rivers, near Colombian border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Angotero, Ecuadorian Siona.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Once used as LWC by the Spanish colonial administration. Home, community, religion, education. All ages. Positive attitudes. Almost all also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Cofán [con].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Nearly 100%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% in Spanish. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1990–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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