Sanapaná

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Kelya’mok, Saapa’ang
Population

2,270 (2002 census).

Location

Alto Paraguay and Boqueron departments; Presidente Hayes Department, between Anaconda to the north and La Palmera to the south.

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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.