Ñandeva

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Guasurango, Guasurangue, Ñanagua, Nandeva, Tapiete, Tirumbae, Yanaigua
Population

2,270 in Paraguay (2007 R. Perik), decreasing. 1,000 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 2,520.

Location

Boquerón Department, Barrio Obrero, Colonia 5, Laguna Negra-Belén, Laguna Negra-Canaán, Laguna Negra-Damasco, Laguna Negra-Emaús, Laguna Negra-Jerusalén, Laguna Negra-Ko Pyahu, Laguna Negra-Timoteo, Pykasu, Santa Teresita-Santa Elena, Santa Teresita-San Lázaro, Santa Teresita-Virgen del Carmen, Ñu Guasu, Mariscal Estigarribia, and Siracua; Presidente Hayes Department, Nich’a Toyish, Novoctas, Fischat-Misión San Leonardo, Yalve Sanga-Jope, Yalve Sanga-Caná, and Abundancia. Also in Argentina (Tapieté), Bolivia (Tapieté).

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Linguistically between Eastern Bolivian Guarani [gui] and Paraguayan Guaraní [gug].

Language Use

Mixed attitudes. Reservations about use of their language outside their culture area. Also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug] or Spanish [spa].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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