Tacana

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Takana
Population

1,820 (Adelaar 2004). Ethnic population: 5,060 (Adelaar 2004).

Location

La Paz Department, Iturralde province, Tumupasa and Ixiamas cantons; some groups scattered along the banks of the Orton, Beni, and Madre de Dios rivers, San Buenaventura, Tahua, Napashe, Capaina.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa] (Crevels 2007). Hardly spoken by children under 10 (Crevels 2007). Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].