Tuyuca

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Dochkafuara, Tejuca, Tuyuka
Population

350 in Colombia (1995 SIL). Population total all countries: 940. Ethnic population: 570 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Southeast, Vaupes Department, on the Upper Tiquié, Papurí, and Inambú along headwaters of the Comeyaca.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

100% also use Spanish [spa]. Spanish used in schools. 100% also use Tucano [tuo]. 100% also use Waimaha [bao]. Used as L2 by Waimaha [bao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2004–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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