Toba

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A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Chaco Sur, Namqom, Qom, Toba Qom, Toba Sur
Population

40,000 in Argentina (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 41,510. 0 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 69,500 (2004 INDEC).

Location

Chaco Province, Resistencia, Fontana, Saenz Peña, Castelli, Tres Isletas, Miraflores, La Leonesa, Las Palmas, San Martín, Pcia. Roca, Bermejito, Pampa del Indio; Formosa Province, San Carlos, El Colorado, Misión Laishí, and others; Santa Fe Province, Rosario; Buenos Aires Province, La Plata.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Northern Toba, Southeast Toba.

Language Use

Speakers’ competence varies considerably according to location, age and attitude (Crevels 2007). Home, friends, work, religion. All ages in the smaller communities; adult speakers in larger towns and cities.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1980–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Toba-Maskoy [tmf] or Toba-Pilagá [plg]. Christian.

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