Sanapaná

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Kelya’mok, Saapa’ang
Population

2,270 (2002 census).

Location

Presidente Hayes Department, between Anaconda to the north and La Palmera to the south.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

90% or more inherent mutual intelligibility between dialects. Lexical similarity: 85% with Enlhet [enl].

Language Use

Vigorous. Many youth speak only Guaraní. Also use Enlhet [enl], Enxet [enx], Paraguayan Guaraní [gug].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1994–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.