Secoya

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A language of Ecuador

Population

490 in Ecuador (2012 UNSD). A few elderly monolinguals (2007 M. Johnson). Total users in all countries: 1,170.

Location

Sucumbíos province: Cuyabeno canton; Aguarico, Cuyabeno, and Eno rivers, near Colombian border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ecuadorian Siona, Angotero (Angutera).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Once used as LWC by the Spanish colonial administration. Home, community, religion, education. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most 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 [spa]. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1990–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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