Secoya

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A language of Ecuador

Population

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

Location

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

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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.

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.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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